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.
This is a must-read issue! First, check out what was way cool at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Second, find out about a serious bug in Word 5.0 that could affect you, accompanied by important workaround and prevention information. Finally, delve into Apple's high speed QuickRing and explore why it is neat despite being ahead of its time. No room for Newton news this issue; for that tune in next week, same bat channel...
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Apple recently held its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which is where they show the latest and greatest to all the developers who work on Macintosh productsShow full article
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