In my experience, you won't get any further than lsusb "seeing" the device if you haven't the firmware.  It may be blacklisted.

On Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 4:20 PM, Stephen Morris <> wrote:
On 18/1/17 6:50 am, Terry Polzin wrote:
Is the device firmware getting loaded?
Thanks Terry. At the moment I'm not sure. This device used to work so I am assuming the firmware is being loaded, but at the moment I'm not sure if the firmware extensions package has been uninstalled for some reason as part of standard system upgrades.


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
        (if any). If you get data back then try "iwlist wlan0 scan"
        "wlan0" with your device) to see what access points are in the

        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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