>>Sorry, I thought by xsupplicant you meant you were using WPA which is a security measure for wireless networks. You'd know if you were using it. You will be using 802.11 in your apartment if it is wireless however I'm not sure why it wont grant you an IP without more info. I'm guessing that any encryption you have set is stopping it authenticating and registering with the wireless server but this is just guess work.>>
This is a link to the instructions I used to try and get it to work.
I made a few changes to the config file, but basically did exactly what is listed.
when I run xsupplicant, I do "xsupplicant -d2 -f" so that I get a printout of what is happening. When I do this, it usually get's to the point where it says that it's authenticated, and then it just stops there and does nothing else. when I type "ps aux" it says that dhcpcd-bin is running, but when I ifconfig, there is no ip. and ofcourse, I can't get online or anything. any ideas?