Wireless information on a Mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by buckawheat, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. buckawheat macrumors member

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    I use a macbook air Rev A and one thing has driven me crazy since I switched from Win PCs - I have not been able to find a utility/app/way to look at wireless networks available in an area.
    On a PC you can see if a network is B, G, N or A, but on a mac, using stumbler, etc, you can see information about signal, but not an indication of the type of network.

    Is there some way that I can either see if networks are B, G, N or A on a macbook air or tell if they are 11mbps (B) vs. 130mbps or more (N) and all others in between?
     
  2. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    If I'm not mistaken this will be a feature in the $29 upgrade to Snow Leopard.
    Just hold tight a while longer!
     
  3. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    You can open up airport utility and doubleclick on the router pic and it'll
    tell you most everything. Channel, number of devices connected and whether its a b,g or n.
     
  4. buckawheat thread starter macrumors member

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    I should clarify, none of these access points are airport. I did not know that the airport utility allowed you to see this on mac wireless gear, Thanks!
     
  5. dehory macrumors regular

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    Take a look at Kismac.
     

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