Wireless information on a Mac

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

  1. buckawheat macrumors member

    Oct 17, 2008
    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

    Aug 20, 2003
    Ontario, Canada
    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


    Nov 11, 2006
    Austin, Tx
    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

    Oct 17, 2008
    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


    Sep 17, 2008
    Take a look at Kismac.

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