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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.

 
 

Adam Engst Speaking at MUG ONE on 04-Oct-05

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Adam Engst Speaking at MUG ONE on 04-Oct-05 -- For folks in upstate New York, I'll be speaking at the MUG ONE Macintosh user group meeting in Oneonta, NY on Tuesday, 04-Oct-05 at 7:30 PM at SUNY Oneonta. Initially, I thought the MUG ONE folks would be bored with learning more about iPhoto, given that I've talked to them about iPhoto several times in the past few years, so my main presentation will be about PDF. Whether you're just annoyed at PDF reading tools or perplexed at how to make a decent PDF for distribution to others, I'll be distilling our experience with the PDF-based Take Control ebooks into this session. But, since it turns out that MUG ONE can't get enough of iPhoto, I'll also be sharing some of my favorite iPhoto 5 tips and tricks, and answering questions about this latest version of iPhoto. [ACE]

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