Thanks Pearlseattle for taking the time to reply, I tried what you told me, but unfortunately its still not working, I don't know if I'm even putting in the right thing, here is exactly what I input:
wpa_supplicant -Bw -i wlan0 -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
ifconfig wlan0 10.0.0.18 netmask 255.0.0.0
route add default gw 10.0.0.2
psk="Your nice passphrase"
After I input all of this the computer returns:
bash: syntax error near unexpected token '}'
In the third line I have tryed substituting my DNS for 126.96.36.199 and also my netmask for 255.0.0.0 but all this to no avail, pings always return:
ping: unknown host www.gentoo.org
(or whatever other URL I tried to ping)
Also when I input:
it says the essid is "ARTSTUP1" which is not the name of our network, in fact I have absolutely no idea where it came from.
it also says that the Encryption key is off
So, am I doing the right thing? If so, do you have any other suggestions, if not, what should I change?
Thanks again for your help!