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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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Doug McLean

 
 
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Administrivia

Thanks to a number of enthusiastic volunteers, TidBITS is now available in French, Spanish, Chinese (Big-5) along with Japanese (Kanji) and German. We hope to add Dutch, Italian, and Portuguese as wellShow full article

PageMistake

PageMistake -- In TidBITS-317 I reported Adobe had released an updater that upgrades PageMill from 1.0 to 1.0.1. I also reported some users of the update were experiencing color shifts in graphics edited through PageMillShow full article

Shockwave Released

Shockwave Released -- Macromedia has released final versions of Shockwave for Director 4.0 Plug-Ins, and says it's hard at work on Shockwave for Director 5.0Show full article

Fetch 3.0.1

Fetch 3.0.1 -- Jim Matthews has released version 3.0.1 of Fetch, a popular FTP client, including expanded preferences and Internet Config support, improved AppleScript capabilities, and a number of fixes and feature enhancementsShow full article

Requiem for a Featherweight

Gil Amelio wasted no time focusing Apple's attention on projects at the core of the company's business. As of 31-Mar-96, Apple will discontinue its online service eWorld and turn to America Online for helpShow full article

Personal Web Publishing Redux

A number of folks wrote in regard to my article about personal Web publishing in TidBITS-316, but Scott Dickson and John Kawakami offered a more realistic and generally better solution to some of the problems I outlined: a Web folder synchronization utility. Most people use Internet through a local Internet provider (or even one of the commercial services like AOL and CompuServe) have access to some space on that provider's Web serverShow full article

Apple Releases System 7.5.3

After months of rumor and speculation, Apple has finally released System 7.5.3 to the general public. System 7.5.3 is a universal system release that will run on any Mac from the Plus on up, which should be a welcome relief to anyone trying to keep up with a myriad of updates from Apple in recent monthsShow full article

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