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WiFi Scan Utility #623656 10/14/14 04:54 PM
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Found something new, thought I would share.

Detecting WiFi Channels in Mac for best performance.

Mac OS X comes with a useful tool that allows you to find out which channel is least congested and most optimum for your router. However, the tool is hidden and not easily accessible.

1. Press the “Option” button and click the “Wifi” icon at the system tray. In the dropdown, you should see an option “Open Wireless Diagnostic”.

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2. In the “Wireless Diagnostic” window, move your cursor to the menu bar and select “Windows -> Utilities”. Go to the “Wifi Scan” tab and click “Scan Now”.

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3. Once it has finished scanning, you will be able to see which are the best channels for your router and WiFi network.


Re: WiFi Scan Utility [Re: Acumowchek] #623658 10/14/14 05:05 PM
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Jeez dude.. whynchya run all over the internet wit dis? cool

Re: WiFi Scan Utility [Re: NucleusG4] #623659 10/14/14 05:08 PM
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Stalker… grin

Re: WiFi Scan Utility [Re: Acumowchek] #623661 10/14/14 05:31 PM
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Reboot Online Content
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Well how about that horned one, got one on me. Thx cool

Re: WiFi Scan Utility [Re: Reboot] #623666 10/14/14 06:13 PM
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Ha! (Marked on my calendar for future reference). laugh

Re: WiFi Scan Utility [Re: Acumowchek] #623669 10/14/14 06:33 PM
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laugh

Re: WiFi Scan Utility [Re: Acumowchek] #623675 10/14/14 08:56 PM
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I guess one out a hundred instances is not bad. smirk

Re: WiFi Scan Utility [Re: Reboot] #623687 10/15/14 12:22 AM
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I'll take those odds!


Re: WiFi Scan Utility [Re: Acumowchek] #623731 10/16/14 01:52 AM
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If you're still stuck with dust all over you, in Lion you can get similar info at About This Mac>System Report>Wi-Fi. In SL, it's same path except it's "Airport" instead of Wi-Fi.


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