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Viewing Wi-Fi Details in Snow Leopard

In Snow Leopard, hold down the Option key before clicking the AirPort menu. Doing so reveals additional technical details including which standards, speeds, and frequencies you're using to connect, as well as what's in use by other networks. With the Option key held down and with a network already joined, the AirPort menu reveals seven pieces of information: the PHY Mode, the MAC (Media Access Control) address, the channel and band in use, the security method that's in use, the RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication) measurement, the transmit rate, and the MCS Index. In Leopard, some, but not all, of these details are revealed by Option-clicking the AirPort menu.

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Connectix Updates Virtual PC to 2.1

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Connectix Updates Virtual PC to 2.1 -- Connectix Corporation last week released an updater to Virtual PC, adding a handful of features and fixing minor bugs and compatibility issues. The new version adds support for Voodoo2 graphics and Windows NT, the capability to choose between multiple installed Ethernet devices, support for hot-swapping PowerBook drives, improved compatibility with RAM Doubler and virtual memory, and improved video compatibility. Owners of Virtual PC 2.0 or 2.0.1 can jump to 2.1 for free by downloading the 1.7 MB updater. [JLC]



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