Quickly getting more info on your wireless connection in OS-X

If you option-click the Wireless icon on the menu bar, you get a lot of interesting info, such as your IP, router IP, reachability of Internet, channel, security type, signal strength and more.

From there, you can also start the probably familiar Wireless Diagnosis app. What I never noticed until now, is that Wireless Diagnosis has a menu,and from there, under “Open external tools”, you can launch “Network Utility”, which is essentially a front end to well known commands such as netstat, traceroute etc. Maybe not an essential tool, but a quick way to explore your network.

Posted in Apps, Utilities

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