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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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Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/15-May-06

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The Long & Winding Road -- Readers discuss the recent court victory of Apple Computer versus Apple Corps, including the relative values of the two "brands." (8 messages)

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Two Corrections in TidBITS 827 -- Following up on last week's correction regarding screen shot keyboard commands, readers bring up Snapz Pro X and a key combination in Mac OS X to capture screen images to the Clipboard. (3 messages)

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