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.
The issue offers a look at the results of an Ingram Labs test of Power Macs versus Pentiums, a brief review of the PowerSwitch LT, and an analysis of why SyQuest drives may suffer head crashes. Adam and Bill announce their Internet Explorer Kit - a non- technical book that shows what life is like on the Internet, and we conclude with Nick Arnett's thoughtful comparison of the 15th century printing revolution in Europe and the Internet of today.
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Copyright © 1994 Nick Arnett, Campbell, Calif., USA "Convergence," the hot buzzword to describe the crossovers between computing and communications, is not new, even though the technologies areShow full article