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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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Switching profiles on AirPort Express -- The AirPort Express can store up to five pre-set profiles, but the device can become confused if you don't switch profiles before taking it to a new location. (1 message)

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Other methods of color matching -- Charles Maurer's ongoing series about digital photo editing on the Mac prompt discussion of color spaces (such as sRGB versus AdobeRGB) and the importance of calibrating displays (6 messages)

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Anthropomorphising computers -- Is it strange to refer to "iPod" instead of "the iPod"? Does our attachment to devices make us refer to them differently? (6 messages)

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Warning: FileMaker 7 and ODBC -- Sharing of ODBC databases in FileMaker 7 has changed, starting a discussion of new features and workarounds. (3 messages)

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