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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.

 

 

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Conflict Catcher 8.0.5 Ready for Mac OS 8.6 -- Casady & Greene has released Conflict Catcher 8.0.5, complementing Apple's release of Mac OS 8.6. (See Matt Neuburg's review of Conflict Catcher 8 in TidBITS-446.) Conflict Catcher 8.0.5 updates Conflict Catcher's Clean-Install System Merge feature so it will move your extensions, preferences, fonts and other custom items into a freshly installed version of Mac OS 8.6. Version 8.0.5 also updates Conflict Catcher's file sets for Mac OS 8.6, adds new file definitions to its reference library, and improves support for non-U.S. versions of the Mac OS. Conflict Catcher 8.0.5 is a free update to owners of Conflict Catcher 8. [GD]

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