How would I connect to wifi on garuda xfce?

I have a garuda xfce bootable USB and I am using it on an old Dell inspiron 1720, and I cannot figure out how to connect it to wifi. (or make it look for wifi networks)

System details
  Kernel: 5.10.56-1-lts x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-x86_64 lang=en_US keytable=us tz=UTC 
  misobasedir=garuda misolabel=GARUDA_XFCE_SOARING_ quiet 
  systemd.show_status=1 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 driver=nonfree 
  nouveau.modeset=0 i915.modeset=1 radeon.modeset=1 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.16.0 tk: Gtk 3.24.29 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm 4.16.1 
  vt: 7 dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux 
  Type: Portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 1720 v: N/A serial: <filter> 
  Chassis: type: 8 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Dell model: 0UW524 serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A09 
  date: 07/11/2008 
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 0% condition: 5.2/86.6 Wh (6.0%) volts: N/A min: 11.1 
  model: Sanyo DELL UW2807 type: Li-ion serial: <filter> status: Unknown 
  Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo T7300 bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Core Merom family: 6 model-id: F (15) stepping: A (10) microcode: 95 
  cache: L2: 4 MiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 bogomips: 7977 
  Speed: 1197 MHz min/max: 800/2001 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 
  1: 1197 2: 1268 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported 
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion 
  Type: mds 
  status: Vulnerable: Clear CPU buffers attempted, no microcode; SMT disabled 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass status: Vulnerable 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 
  mitigation: Full generic retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds status: Not affected 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics vendor: Dell 
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:2a02 class-ID: 0300 
  Device-2: OmniVision OV2640 Webcam type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus-ID: 2-6:5 chip-ID: 05a9:2640 class-ID: 0e02 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: xfwm4 v: 4.16.1 driver: 
  loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa display-ID: :0.0 
  screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1440x900 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 381x238mm (15.0x9.4") 
  s-diag: 449mm (17.7") 
  Monitor-1: LVDS1 res: 1440x900 hz: 60 dpi: 99 size: 370x230mm (14.6x9.1") 
  diag: 436mm (17.2") 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM (CL) v: 2.1 Mesa 21.1.6 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel 82801H HD Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:284b class-ID: 0403 
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.10.56-1-lts running: yes 
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no 
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes 
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.33 running: no 
  Device-1: Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX vendor: Dell driver: b44 
  v: kernel port: 10c0 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 14e4:170c class-ID: 0200 
  Device-2: Broadcom BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n 
  vendor: Dell Wireless 1500 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-card 
  driver: b43-pci-bridge v: N/A modules: ssb port: 10c0 bus-ID: 0c:00.0 
  chip-ID: 14e4:4328 class-ID: 0280 
  Device-3: Qualcomm Atheros AR9271 802.11n type: USB driver: ath9k_htc 
  bus-ID: 2-3:4 chip-ID: 0cf3:9271 class-ID: ff00 serial: <filter> 
  IF: wlp0s29f7u3 state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-1: eth0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Local Storage: total: 163.89 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST9160821AS 
  size: 149.05 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
  speed: 1.5 Gb/s type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: D scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 type: USB model: Mass Storage Device 
  size: 14.84 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B 
  speed: <unknown> type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR 
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure? 
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 3.83 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100 
  dev: /dev/zram0 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0 C mobo: N/A sodimm: SODIMM C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0 
  Processes: 187 Uptime: 6m wakeups: 1 Memory: 3.83 GiB 
  used: 1.99 GiB (52.0%) Init: systemd v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: 
  gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 12.0.1 Packages: pacman: 1231 lib: 310 Shell: Bash 
  v: 5.1.8 running-in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.3.06 


Read the section regarding posting your inxi output.

Post this for help.

Ok I did it

Please read the linked article....better. You need to use the inxi command fro the article.

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Post output of inxi -Fza instead of inxi.
Also enclose it in three ~ above and below inxi output to make it look cleaner.

Like this
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Just use iwctl from terminal

Here is the spoon feed ;-
Confirm your wifi card is up
ip link status <wireless-interface>
if its not up do
ip link set <interface> up

then do

This will open iwd for you then do
station <interface> connect <ssid>

Dont expect me to change the placeholders.