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Lion built in Wi-Fi Diagnostics tool

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:22 pm    Post subject: Lion built in Wi-Fi Diagnostics tool Reply with quote

Ran across this tip from OSXdaily and since the site was fairly new to me I thought I'd pass it along as I found the app very helpful.
http://osxdaily.com/2011/12/28/check-wireless-signal-strength-optimize-wifi-networks-mac-os-x/


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Lion built in Wi-Fi Diagnostics tool Reply with quote

Y-Guy wrote:
Ran across this tip from OSXdaily and since the site was fairly new to me I thought I'd pass it along as I found the app very helpful.
http://osxdaily.com/2011/12/28/check-wireless-signal-strength-optimize-wifi-networks-mac-os-x/



Cool...

I should run this app and then turn on my microwave. I always lose connection when it is on Smile
I plan on changing my routers channel, but I never bothered yet Smile I might just upgrade to an Airport Extreme or Time Capsule
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The article does say it works with all routers, not just Apple branded ones.

Tell ya, I love my Airport Extreme this works great!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Y-Guy, that might come in handy Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anybody know if it works with Snow Leopard? (and if it's available "separately"?)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just putting my hand on top of my mini caused about a 20db loss in signal strength. This is the same amount that placing my Cinema Display on top of the mini causes.

I haven't tried the microwave yet.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mooblie wrote:
Anybody know if it works with Snow Leopard? (and if it's available "separately"?)


nope. tried to run and says "This application requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later."

Nice utility to have, though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame. Thanks anyway, Saul.
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