Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
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.

Submitted by
Doug McLean

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/26-May-08

Send Article to a Friend


Folder Encryption -- A reader needs to ensure that work files remain securely encrypted. Will FileVault provide the solution, or are third-party encryption products the answer? (10 messages)


Spam on iPhone -- The iPhone's limited memory and storage make it difficult to provide good on-device filtering of unsolicited email. Instead, weed out the junk before it gets to the phone. (2 messages)


Griping about Mail -- A former Eudora user runs into limitations in Mail, which spurs a discussion about preserving original messages for litigation. (6 messages)


Using Skype Video -- Can you take advantage of Skype's High Quality Video setting without purchasing special Logitech hardware? (2 messages)


DirecTV DVR to Mac -- The non-TiVo DVR offered by DirecTV does not seem capable of transferring video to a Mac, so what's the alternative? (3 messages)


Monitor Recommendations -- After soliciting advice on buying a replacement display, Kirk McElhearn shares advice on acquiring and setting it up. (1 message)


Power supply and fan replacements -- Can replacing an old power supply and fan in a Power Mac G4 improve performance and reduce noise? (2 messages)


iPhone Survivor: Traveling Without a Laptop -- Readers respond to Rich Mogull's article on leaving his laptop at home for a trip to San Francisco. (4 messages)

 

READERS LIKE YOU! Support TidBITS by becoming a member today!
Check out the perks at <http://tidbits.com/member_benefits.html>
Special thanks to Geoffrey Burchfield, LORENZO MARTINEZ GIMENEZ, David
Hiles, and Lauri Falabella for their generous support!