For starters i'm new to linux.

I'm trying to get my F5d7050 v1 belkin usb stick working with BT3 (live USB)

The device shows up using ifconfig and iwconfig, it is on the HCL on the wiki and is known to work FROM BOOT without changes. However when I try to use even the built in wireless config tools like Kwlan the device wont work. Its as if the radio is on but with no signal at all. I tried changing frequency, mode, essid. I am even unable to associate with my own ap which is about 5 feet from the dongle.

when I run ifconfig it shows rx packets that are being dropped, i'm not sure how this is possible if i have no signal

I know the hardware works because I use it in winblows

Please help

thanks in advance