Is the device firmware getting loaded?

On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 3:38 PM, Stephen Morris <> wrote:
On 17/1/17 7:49 am, Rick Stevens wrote:
On 01/16/2017 12:22 PM, Joe Zeff wrote:
On 01/16/2017 12:17 PM, Stephen Morris wrote:
I am using kde at the moment and I have cut and pasted the wifi password
back into the Networkmanager definition, and had the new password stored
in Kwallet, but Networkmanager still refuses to recognize that the
device is a device it can connect to.
Therefor the password isn't the issue.  And, as it works under Windows,
it's not hardware.
First try "ethtool -i <name-of-device>" to see what driver is loaded
(if any). If you get data back then try "iwlist wlan0 scan" (replace
"wlan0" with your device) to see what access points are in the area.

If all that works, then the wireless itself is working under Linux and
there's something odd about the way NetworkManager (NM) and your device
talk to each other. At that point you could try to disable NM and use
the wpa_supplicant programs directly to try to get it up (such as
running wpa_supplicant in the background and using something like
wpa_supplicant_gui to manipulate it). If you're successful there, then
try to get NM to talk nice or bugzilla it to the NM list.
Sorry Rick, how do I determine what the device name is? The only information I have been able to determine is that lsusb shows me that the usb device is there, and iwconfig says that there are no devices with wireless extensions, but I don't see a device in that list that I am expecting (I don't remember exactly what the device name was when it was being used but I think is started with 'wp').
The only difference between the last time I used the wifi device (which was probably 6 months ago, I've been using an ethernet 'Home Plug' device) and now is that I have put on multiple system upgrades for F24, plus at the moment I don't know whether the issue is NetworkManager, Kernels or something else.


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