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.
Other articles in the series Now and Then
- Now Menus Reincarnated as Action Menus (25 Oct 99)
- Now Utilities Update and Demo (10 Apr 95)
- Living in the Now - Now Utilities 5.0, Newer and Better (17 Oct 94)
- What's Up, Now? (16 Nov 92)
Matt Neuburg returns with a review and history of the latest release of the indispensable Now Utilities, Adam passes on some comments about the use of graphics in our Web site redesign, Tonya looks briefly at new releases of four HTML authoring programs (and muses about why many of them fall flat), and Mark writes about the beefed-up servers Apple announced at Seybold last week. Finally, we announce that DealBITS is going on hiatus for some rethinking.
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