Powerbook Active Scan only?

in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Is it true that the built-in wireless capabilites of the Powerbook can only do active scans? Sorry if this is a obvious answer but frankly, my first mac arrives today so I am certainly new.



  • Reply 1 of 5
    cubs23cubs23 Posts: 324member
    I believe so...99% sure, because i was doing some research for wardriving, and found out that the airport extreme cards only do active scanning. Link
  • Reply 2 of 5
    Yeah, I will be using that program when my Powerbook finally arrives. It's in the state right next to me and has sat at the freaking place all day... Fedex Package Tracking stresses me out.
  • Reply 3 of 5
    cubs23cubs23 Posts: 324member
    it's a nice program. I was using it and getting plenty of networks to show up. Whether or not another card would allow you to connect to them, instead of saying it can't, i don't know. Have fun when you get the powerbook.
  • Reply 4 of 5
    Could someone explain what only active scan means please? Sorry to appear stupid and thanks for any comments
  • Reply 5 of 5
    cubs23cubs23 Posts: 324member
    off hand, don't remember, check the link....up top, and look on that site... it explains it.
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