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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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UpdateAgent Correction -- After reading last week's article on installing Mac OS X (see "Out of the Box: Installing Mac OS X" in TidBITS-574), the folks at Insider Software pointed out that the TidBITS copy editing team might want to spend some time back in the box. We incorrectly listed UpdateAgent as "UpgradeAgent," and priced it at $70 instead of the actual $50 amount, which covers one year of service. Insider Software also noted that UpdateAgent is available on CD, which is handy for consultants or people with more than one Mac. Our stash of wet noodles has thankfully been drying in a closet for several weeks, but rest assured they've been re-moistened in preparation for a good flogging. [JLC]

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