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.
You want analysis, we got analysis! Apple and the Macintosh continue to swirl in a pool of rumors and speculation, this time regarding clone licensing. Fighting the spins put on the issue by Apple and clone maker Power Computing, Adam attempts to clarify the situation. Also this week, we bring the German TidBITS mailing list in-house, share responses to the Macintosh media market, and remind developers that software should aspire to simplicity.
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My friend Cary Lu, author of the first Macintosh book and a contributing editor to Macworld, likes to tell how he was roundly booed for suggesting at Macworld Expo San Francisco in 1986 that Apple should license the Macintosh operating systemShow full article