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Option-Click AirPort Menu for Network Details

If you hold down the Option key while clicking the AirPort menu in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, you'll see not just the names of nearby Wi-Fi networks, but additional details about the selected network. Details include the MAC address of the network, the channel used by the base station, the signal strength (a negative number; the closer to zero it is, the stronger the signal), and the transmit rate in megabits per second showing actual network throughput. If you hover the cursor over the name of a network to which you're not connected, a little yellow pop-up shows the signal strength and type of encryption.

 
 

PaperPort Update for Mac OS 8.5

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PaperPort Update for Mac OS 8.5 -- Visioneer has released a 2.1 MB update to its PaperPort software to resolve crashing problems using PaperPort 5.0 or higher under Mac OS 8.5. Little additional information is available in the update installer or from Visioneer's support pages, but Visioneer apparently recommends that all users of PaperPort 5.0 or higher install this update. [GD]

<ftp://support.visioneer.com/ftp/updatesoft/ pport.hqx>
<http://support.visioneer.com/customer/ updatesoft/appupdat.html>

 

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