Monday, 12 March 2012

Mac OSX - Checking your WiFi signal strength

This came from a friend of mine, Mr Halman, and has solved a problem that's been bugging me for a very very long time.

Did you know that, on Apple  Mac OSX, holding down the [Alt] key whilst clicking on the  wireless link, then you can see the signal strength and other relevant characteristics of a WiFi network, as per the following example ...


Jonathan tells me that he found this from the book -  Mac Kung Fu - Over 300 Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks for OS X Lion by Keir Thomas

After you've uncovered the basics in Lion, Mac Kung Fu is your next step. You'll learn how to master everyday tools such as the Dock, Spotlight, Mission Control, Launchpad, and Dashboard. You'll discover other amazingly useful tools and built-in add-ons that you never knew existed. You'll customize the OS X interface, refine your workflow, learn valuable security tricks, work better with photos, movies and documents, and test your Mac hardware. You'll wow friends with your insanely great Mac knowledge!

Mac Kung Fu details things even Mac Geniuses don't know. And why should they? Many of the tips in this book exploit settings or experimental features never officially made public.

Each tip in this unique book is deliberately short and readable, and you can dip in and out whenever you want. Most take less than a minute to complete, yet the results last for a lifetime of better computing.

Nice one, Keir
Nice one, Jon

:-)

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