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Mariva H. Aviram is the author of several books and numerous articles, mostly about computers and the tech industry. Mariva has a passion for the outdoors, the arts, and science and technology.

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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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Computing for the Visually Impaired, Part 5

Computing for the Visually Impaired, Part 4

Computing for the Visually Impaired, Part 3

Computing for the Visually Impaired, Part 2

Computing for the Visually Impaired, Part 1

Internet-Guided Offline Recreation (IGOR): Database Rituals

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