Ok so I am a total newb when it comes to the BT3 live cd, and im greatly taking interest in it. I did a lil bit of research and a shitload of first hand experimenting .. k so ill try to explain wat i did as much as i remember cuz im not on my laptop at the moment, anyway...

bt ~ # ifconfig eth0 up

bt ~ # iwconfig eth0 mode managed essid "____" channel # ap **:**:**:**:**:** key **********

bt ~ #dhcpcd eth0

and when i check myself using the iwlist scan command this is wat it i get

bt ~ # iwlist eth0 scan

eth0 Scan Completed :
Cell 01 - Address: **:**:**:**:**:** -->the info is given
ESSID: "____"
Mode: Master
Frequency 2.437 GHz (channel #)
Quality= 64/100 Signal level=-63 DBm
Encryption Keyn
Bit Rates: 1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 1

also in the wireless assistant i get a successful connection for a brief moment if i type in my local ip address manually not dhcp..and shortly after i get "connection was lost", even tho my router is practically touching my IBM thinkpad. I also put the wep encryption(10 digits)ASCll manually AND in the wireless assistant.

works fine in xp.
firewall is down too.
oh and i have an Intel(R)PRO/1000 MT Mobile connection..if that helps any???
i also tried the same thing with a linksys external network adapter.

maybe there's a really simple solution to this and im just retarded???

tell me if i need to be more specific...and help would be greatly appreciated..