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Option-Click AirPort Menu for Network Details

If you hold down the Option key while clicking the AirPort menu in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, you'll see not just the names of nearby Wi-Fi networks, but additional details about the selected network. Details include the MAC address of the network, the channel used by the base station, the signal strength (a negative number; the closer to zero it is, the stronger the signal), and the transmit rate in megabits per second showing actual network throughput. If you hover the cursor over the name of a network to which you're not connected, a little yellow pop-up shows the signal strength and type of encryption.

 
 

Prepare for Yosemite Now with Take Control Books

With the clock ticking on the official release of OS X Yosemite, we have an early-bird version of Joe Kissell’s “Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite” to help you get ready, and pre-order discounts on other forthcoming books.

 
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