I've recently entered the mac world by getting my very first macbook pro and now am living with the differences of "thinking differently". One thing I can't seem to find is any details on my connection.

Is there a way to see if the wifi I am connected to is B/G/N etc; Or does this require some custom app?

It is hard not having 'advanced options' ;)


Hold Alt when clicking at the AirPort icon on the menu bar. It should say PHY Mode: 802.11.x, where x is the type of connection.

You can also launch Wireless Diagnostics from that menu to capture packets and graph signal and noise measurements.

  • Hmm wonder what else this magical ALT button does – Jakub Dec 20 '13 at 20:05
  • well in finder, if you click the "go" menu while holding control/alt it will allow you to go to Library – user2277872 Dec 21 '13 at 1:37

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