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.
Steve Jobs capped last week by announcing $106 million in quarterly earnings, a profitable year, and the long-awaited Mac OS 8.5. The positive financials are great, but everyone wants to know about Mac OS 8.5, so Technical Editor Geoff Duncan delves into the important new features and major conflicts. Also, Adam presents his ideas for reviving old software, and we report on the release of Keep It Up 2.0.1 and the numerous problem reports about Norton Utilities 4.0.
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Last week, in TidBITS-450, I wrote about the demise of Emailer and problems with Apple's options. Briefly, continuing to develop Emailer would be expensive, marketing it as a commercial product would be unlikely to pay off, and giving it away would irritate developersShow full article
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