ifconfig wlan0 up
iwconfig wlan0 essid MyRouter key 1234 channel 9 ap 00:CE:NS:OR:ED
dhclient wlan0 <--(dhcpcd not installed)
even on networks that have no encryption & are non mac filtering i cant connect to. i cant use dhcpcd cause its not installed. my card once again is a broadcom 14e4:4320 BCM4306/3 with b43legacy driver installed. ive been looking into modprobe but i think the modules are loaded proper. could be wrong though thats new to me. i think the ndiswrapper isnt really necessary, but if you say otherwise, i'll give it a try. im using backtrack 4 beta. I know this isnt the best way to go since all my configurations are constantly wiped out. I know this much, i can put the card into monitor mode, and scan for networks on both mon0 and wlan0 and see them. here's my config
root@bt:~# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:"MyRouter"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.452 Ghz Access Point:Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Encryption key:AAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AAAA-AA Security mode:open
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
root@bt:~# ifconfig wlan0
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:CE:NS:OR:ED
UP BROADCAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Please don't shun me away cause just cause im using backtrack. its the first distro i ever got into and ive been tinkering with it ever since.
Also, a website (that i wont link to unless u say so) shows that the wlan driver im spose to have is just B43 driver, not the B43legacy. whats the difference? my machine says i have the b43legacy drivers installed.