WiFi scanning active or passive?

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WiFi scanning active or passive?

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:38 pm

When running wifi_station_scan() is this active or passive WiFi scanning?

And how does the config parameter show_hidden affect this?

ESP_Faye
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Re: WiFi scanning active or passive?

Postby ESP_Faye » Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:18 pm

Hi,

Here is an example of wifi_station_scan() http://bbs.espressif.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=229

"show_hidden" to be 1 , means ESP8266 will find APs even if their SSID is hidden. Otherwise, you won't get them in scan-done-callback.

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Re: WiFi scanning active or passive?

Postby Guest » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:52 pm

Sorry, but this does not answer my question.

Please see http://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/network-director1.5/topics/concept/wireless-scanning.html
or http://www.wi-fi.org/knowledge-center/faq/what-are-passive-and-active-scanning
for the difference of active and passive scan.

What is ESP8266 using?

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Re: WiFi scanning active or passive?

Postby ESP_Faye » Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:46 am

Hi,

sorry for the misunderstanding,

ESP8266 WiFi scanning is active

Thanks for your interest in ESP8266 !

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Re: WiFi scanning active or passive?

Postby Guest » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:11 pm

Hi,

Is it possible to use passive scanning on ESP8266?

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Re: WiFi scanning active or passive?

Postby theDake » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:32 pm

I have the same question, does anybody know is it possile to force passive scanning ?
Thank !

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Re: WiFi scanning active or passive?

Postby ESP_Faye » Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:12 pm

Hi,

The WiFi passive scan has been added in the ESP8266 non OS SDK https://github.com/espressif/ESP8266_NONOS_SDK.

And we will add it into the future ESP8266 RTOS SDK release too.

Thanks for your interest in ESP8266!

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