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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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FTP, or File Transfer Protocol, is an easy-to-understand Internet service, but providing a good interface and helpful add-ons has meant that a good FTP program is disproportionately more powerful than you'd expect. That's certainly true of Interarchy, one of the longest-standing Internet programs still around (only Fetch, the granddaddy of Macintosh FTP clients, has been around longer). Interarchy does basic FTP, several forms of secure FTP, and HTTP, and for all of them it offers a variety of scheduling, repeating, and mirroring options. But Interarchy goes well beyond file transfer with its network monitoring capabilities, which turn it into an invaluable part of any network administrator's toolkit. User reviews of Interarchy 7.0 have been stellar, with a number of people on TidBITS Talk raving about the upgrade. Be sure to check it out for yourself.

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