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    Default Wireless Connection Issues

    I installed OpenSUSE last night on my Alienware 17r3 and everything works great except my wireless connection to my home network. I am able to connect via ethernet and I can scan for wifi networks and see my home network. I say connect, enter the password, and it just repeatedly asks me to authenticate by entering my password. It has a killer network e2400 card.

    Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated. Just an FYI, I am a new user to OpenSUSE and Linux in general, so don't beat me up too badly if the answer is obvious lol.

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    Default Re: Wireless Connection Issues

    Update: I put in the wrong type of card in this post. My wireless card is a QCA6174 802.11 ac Wireless Network Adapter, so an Atheros. Sorry for the mixup.

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    Default AW: Wireless Connection Issues

    Please post:
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
    Also
    Code:
    zypper se -si firmware

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    Default Re: AW: Wireless Connection Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Sauerland View Post
    Please post:
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
    Also
    Code:
    zypper se -si firmware

    Here is the output from /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
    Code:
    3b:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Contr
    oller [1969:e0a1] (rev 10)
            Subsystem: Device [0707:2400]
            Kernel driver in use: alx
            Kernel modules: alx
    3c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Ad
    apter [168c:003e] (rev 32)
            Subsystem: Rivet Networks Device [1a56:1535]
            Kernel driver in use: ath10k_pci
            Kernel modules: ath10k_pci
    3d:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5227 PCI Express Car
    d Reader [10ec:5227] (rev 01)
    
    
    and here is the output from zypper se -si firmware

    Code:
    Loading repository data...
    Reading installed packages...
    
    S | Name            | Type    | Version              | Arch   | Repository
    --+-----------------+---------+----------------------+--------+-----------------------
    i | kernel-firmware | package | 20200107-lp152.2.6.1 | noarch | Main Update Repository
    
    

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    Default Re: Wireless Connection Issues

    I am posting this because this thread needs to be closed out. I just want to say that after numerous attempts at trying to fix my wireless connection issues, I have resolved it. It was a case of user idiocy. I was inadvertently capitalizing a single letter in my network password. Even after reviewing the password a hundred thousand times and thinking it was completely correct, apparently it was not. I apologize for the supreme idiocy that occurred on this thread lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dd2r View Post
    I am posting this because this thread needs to be closed out. I just want to say that after numerous attempts at trying to fix my wireless connection issues, I have resolved it. It was a case of user idiocy. I was inadvertently capitalizing a single letter in my network password. Even after reviewing the password a hundred thousand times and thinking it was completely correct, apparently it was not. I apologize for the supreme idiocy that occurred on this thread lol.
    It happens. FYI, I had an Atheros wifi card in my laptop initially, but ended up swapping it out for an intel card after a prolonged period of dealing with intermittent connectivity problems with the ath10k_pci driver. So, if you experience any wifi connectivity problems or weird behavior, that driver is not the most stable. Just something to keep in mind. You may not have any issues.

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