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    Default I am going to cry =(

    ... I know this may end up being very silly, but I have spent the past hour and a half reading documents trying to work something out... I even looked for Youtube video demonstrations!

    Of course, effort is no solution to ineptitude, so here I am...

    I just upgraded from 11.3 to 11.4 by performing a clean install, and have been trying to connect to the wireless router with no success.

    Everything looks extremely foolproof... but when I enter the (correct) network key (with the correct encryption method) in KNetworkManager's 'Secrets for x' window, the window simply disappears, the network manager switches from 'awaiting authorization' back to 'not connected', as if I never typed in the key. There is no prompt, error notice, etc.

    I tried switching automatic connection on and off to no avail.

    I did run a wire to the router and checked the key and other settings. Everything seemed well. More importantly, everything seemed as it was in 11.3, and I do recall that 11.3 wireless 'simply worked' straight out of the box...

    This is the AP I am attempting to connect to, if the information would help... (though it is likely that I am making much more simplistic, not particularly technical mistakes...):

    Cell 04 - Address: 00:25:9C:1E:1C:59
    Channel:11
    Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
    Quality=62/70 Signal level=-48 dBm
    Encryption keyn
    ESSID:"Comet"
    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
    Mode:Master
    Extra:tsf=00015c00611a0180
    Extra: Last beacon: 118ms ago
    IE: Unknown: 0005436F6D6574
    IE: Unknown: 010882848B960C121824
    IE: Unknown: 03010B
    IE: WPA Version 1
    Group Cipher : TKIP
    Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
    Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
    IE: Unknown: 2A0100
    IE: Unknown: 32043048606C
    IE: Unknown: DD0900037F01010000FF7F
    IE: Unknown: DD0A00037F04010002004000
    IE: Unknown: DD740050F204104A0001101044000102103B000103104700100000000000001000000000259C1E1C591021000C4C696E6B73797320496E632E10230007575254353447321024000776312E352E303110420001301054000800060050F20400011011000757525435344732100800020084103C000101

    Thank you ^-^

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    Default Re: I am going to cry =(

    Hi cometbah

    Maybe you should consider using the Gnome NM interface for now:

    Gave up Knetworkmanager. Made Networkmanager-GNOME work on KDE4!

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    Default Re: I am going to cry =(

    Might be worth letting us see the
    /sbin/lspci -nnk

    wirless info

    have you tried switching to the plasmoid networkmanager?
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    Default Re: I am going to cry =(

    @cometbah, if successful with the Gnome nm-applet in KDE4 Gave up Knetworkmanager. Made Networkmanager-GNOME work on KDE4! , please report.

    Thanks.

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    Update:

    There was an automatic update package available this morning, and the wireless spontaneously connected a little while after the update was completed (I left it on automatic). This may or may not have been a coincidence.

    It has been working for the entire day. However, there had been occasional bursts of failures (took a refresh or two to get to some websites) that were not present on a Windows laptop connected to the same router.

    /sbin/lspci -nnk output:

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge [1002:5950] (rev 10)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a3f]
    00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a36]
    00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge [1002:5a37]
    00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4374] (rev 80)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller [1002:4375] (rev 80)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller [1002:4373] (rev 80)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller [1002:4372] (rev 83)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
    00:14.1 IDE interface [0101]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller [1002:4376] (rev 80)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
    00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller [1002:437b] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge [1002:4377] (rev 80)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge [1002:4371] (rev 80)
    00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
    00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
    00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
    00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
    Kernel driver in use: k8temp
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M] [1002:5975]
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    Kernel driver in use: radeon
    06:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    Kernel driver in use: 8139too
    06:02.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR2413 802.11bg NIC [168c:001a] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. Device [1468:0418]
    Kernel driver in use: ath5k
    06:04.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: ENE Technology Inc CB-712/4 Cardbus Controller [1524:1412] (rev 10)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
    06:04.1 FLASH memory [0501]: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Memory Stick Card Reader Controller [1524:0530] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    06:04.2 SD Host controller [0805]: ENE Technology Inc ENE PCI Secure Digital Card Reader Controller [1524:0550] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    06:04.3 FLASH memory [0501]: ENE Technology Inc FLASH memory: ENE Technology Inc: [1524:0520] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    06:04.4 FLASH memory [0501]: ENE Technology Inc SD/MMC Card Reader Controller [1524:0551] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Device [1025:009f]
    Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci


    Have not yet tried Gnome.

    How does one use plasmoid NM?

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    Default Re: I am going to cry =(

    The drivers look in place

    The plasmoid networkmanager is in the repos. Use Yast and look for plasmoid-networkmanagement
    Install it and it removes the current network manager for kde
    But once you reboot you need to add the plasmoid to the tray/panel
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    Default Re: I am going to cry =(

    Thank you very much for all the help =)

    Unfortunately, I never did get things working properly (hiccuping connection persisted), and have gone back to 11.3 for now..

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    Default Re: I am going to cry =(

    I had similar problems when I was on 11.4 milestones, the plasmoid network manager interface replaced KDE Network Manager app, and didn't actually work at all - wifi was broken, vpn control was broken etc. When 11.4 final release came out, wifi worked again, and a little later the vpn client did too. I still can't get my 3G USB modem (aka mobile broadband) to work.

    Ensure you have the network manager back-end installed, and is running, but kdenetworkmanager is removed entirely. You might end up having to "delete" your .kde4 directory (rename it out of the way to test this idea after logging out and logging in as a different user and becoming root)
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