WLAN woes

Yesterday I took my iBook to university for the first time to test the new 802.11g accesspoints and the WLAN stumblers for Mac OS X. The result was disappointing. I tried KisMAC, Macstumbler and iStubmler. None of them was able to discover the university’s WLAN, although I was connected to it. I guess this is because the Airport Extreme Card only works in passive mode, because it is a Broadcom chip. And Broadcom sucks regarding release of specs.

Another lack of MacOS X, I couldn’t find any information about Signal strengh and at what connection speed i am connected to the Accesspoint. On FreeBSD wicontrol(8) and ifconfig(8) give me all the information I need. But I have found no equivalent on MacOS X.
The ifconfig output looks really poor compared to FreeBSD’s:

# ifconfig en1
inet6 fe80::20a:95ff:fef7:1d4c prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x5
inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast
ether 00:0a:95:f7:1d:4c
media: autoselect status: active
supported media: autoselect