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Full user review
"Flexible signal strength indicator"
Easy install. Simple user interface. Accurate information.
Probably over priced at $20, however, it is the only product that works with Snow Leopard. Also does not give an absolute rating of signal strength, only a "percentage"??????
Given that the Mac OS doesn't provide a signal strength indicator (other than the bars on the radar icon) if you have intermittent service interruptions, you need a separate app to give you the information the OS doesn't. None of the free options works with Snow Leopard at this point (9/27/09), this was the only option. The only drawback, as noted, is that it gives the user a "percentage" as an indication of signal strength. While that is fine if you are trying to look at the relative signal strength of one network versus another, it doesn't really help you trouble shoot whether your airport/time capsule/wireless router is operating per specs or needs to be replaced.My bad. There is an option in the Preferences window to enable results to be shown as absolute signal strength.
Updated on Oct 2, 2009