Adam Speaking at NY City Area User Groups This Week -- On Thursday, 13-Feb-03 at 6:30 PM, I'll be speaking at the monthly MetroMac meeting at New York University, and on Friday, 14-Feb-03 at the Long Island Macintosh Users Group (LIMac) at the New York Institute of Technology. At both meetings I'll be talking about the most interesting products and events from Macworld Expo in San Francisco and answering questions about wireless networking, iPhoto 2, and anything else people want to ask. I should have signed copies of my books to raffle off, and I'll be happy to sign copies you already have. And yes, since Friday is Valentine's Day, that meeting will be a family affair: Tonya and Tristan are coming to the LIMac meeting. Directions to the meeting locations for both are on the groups' Web sites. [ACE]
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.