Hi there.

I know it might be a noob question but everyone needs to take a first step...

I'm trying to make a manual connection via terminal to my AP wich has a disabled/open authentication method.

I'm about to buy a awus036h card but before, i decided to check if is everything working fine untill i reach
a point where the card is the only hardware that will work for a future/given purpose.

I'm running KL 1.0.8 through a live persistent usb stick. I have an asus (k45a) notebook that comes with an
onboard wireless adapter:

~# lspci | grep -i wireless
03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
As i read from a related post in another linux forum, network-manager won't deal with changes made to network stuff
with the terminal, so i decided to stop it before i begin:

root@kali:~# service network-manager stop
[ ok ] Stopping network connection manager: NetworkManager.
root@kali:~# iwconfig
eth0      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Tx-Power=20 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
root@kali:~# ifconfig wlan0 up
root@kali:~# ifconfig wlan0
wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 20:68:9d:bf:46:67  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:105243 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:76008 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:52432324 (50.0 MiB)  TX bytes:11172917 (10.6 MiB)

root@kali:~# iwlist wlan0 scanning
wlan0     Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: 64:70:02:5A:BE:AE
                    Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
                    Quality=29/70  Signal level=-81 dBm  
                    Encryption key:off
                    ESSID:"Leonardo Pagio"
                    Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
                              9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
                    Bit Rates:24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
                    Extra: Last beacon: 856ms ago
                    IE: Unknown: 000E4C656F6E6172646F20506167696F
                    IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C121824
                    IE: Unknown: 030101
                    IE: Unknown: 0706425220010D14
                    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
                    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
                    IE: Unknown: 2D1A6E1103FF00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 331A6E1103FF00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3D16010D0000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: 3416010D0000000000000000000000000000000000000000
                    IE: Unknown: DD180050F2020101830003A4000027A4000042435E0062322F00
                    IE: Unknown: DD0900037F01010000FF7F
                    IE: Unknown: DD9B0050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010000000000000100000006470025ABE101021000754502D4C494E4B10230009544C2D57523734304E10240003342E3010420003312E301054000800060050F20400011011001B526F746561646F7220576972656C65737320544C2D57523734304E100800020086103C000101104900140024E26002000101600000020001600100020001

root@kali:~# iwconfig wlan0 essid "Leonardo Pagio"
root@kali:~# iwconfig wlan0
wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"Leonardo Pagio"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Tx-Power=16 dBm   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
The point is that it does acquire any ESSID i type in but only this.
"Acces Point" information should return the mac of my router.
Also, from this point, i didn't succed getting a dhcp ip ir pinging anything... as it says: i am not associated.
Misteriously when i have network-manager activated by doing a GUI connection everything works and it does
find the mac of the AP.
I also typed in the essid without quotation marks but nothing.

My question is if it's an issue related with the built in notebook wifi adapter (i.e. it will be solved with the awus036h) or is there any other process that i
should stop (just like network-manager) before putting it to work?

Any tip will be welcome.

Best regards.