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airport: Show current wireless status information.
$ airport --getinfo
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The command "airport --getinfo" is a command used in macOS to obtain information about the Wi-Fi network interface on your computer.

In macOS, the "airport" command is a command-line utility that allows you to interact with your Wi-Fi network. By appending the "--getinfo" flag to the "airport" command, you are instructing it to provide detailed information about the Wi-Fi network interface.

When you run the "airport --getinfo" command in the Terminal, it will display various details related to your Wi-Fi connection, such as:

  1. SSID (Service Set Identifier): The name of the Wi-Fi network you are connected to.
  2. BSSID (Basic Service Set Identifier): The unique identifier of the access point (Wi-Fi router) you are connected to.
  3. RSSI (Received Signal Strength Indication): The signal strength of the Wi-Fi connection.
  4. Noise: The level of surrounding wireless noise.
  5. Transmit Rate: The data transfer speed of the Wi-Fi connection.
  6. MCS Index: The Modulation and Coding Scheme index used in the Wi-Fi connection.
  7. Channel: The Wi-Fi channel frequency being used.
  8. Country Code: The geographical country code for the Wi-Fi connection.

This command can be helpful for troubleshooting Wi-Fi connectivity issues, determining signal strengths, and obtaining detailed information about your wireless connection.

This explanation was created by an AI. In most cases those are correct. But please always be careful and never run a command you are not sure if it is safe.
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