As already has been suggested, switch to NetworkManager.
Wicked did (and maybe does) have some problems still, especially with Wireless.
It appears I already have the firmware in /lib/firmware *and even more ! * I had downloaded kernel-devel and kernel-source and probably kernel-firmware is included in one of those two.
No, it isn’t.
kernel-firmware is a separate package.
But the installer probably installed it automatically if it detected your wireless stick.
Just for the heck of it I have installed the kernel-firmware pkg again and along it with it came Adobe Flash Player and something called AdobeICC. I wish I knew what AdobeICC was.
Those two packages are recommended by the installation patterns, but only available online, not on the DVD.
So they got installed now as you installed other packages. To prevent something like that, enable the option “Ignore Recommended Packages for Already Installed Packages” in YaST’s “Options” menu.
There is no AdobeICC, you probably mean AdobeICCprofiles.
That is a package with Adobe’s color management profiles, see the package description, either in YaST or with:
rpm -qi AdobeICCprofiles
I’ll reconfigure the network settings again, and use “Network Manager” to see what happens.
But note that in this case you have to use the desktop’s network icon to connect, not YaST.
BTW I have a PCI board ethernet card and the cable is connected to the access point. I hope that is not affecting anything. In Network Settings the ethernet card is in “not connected” all the time, no matter what button I push.
It should not cause problems, other than that it might be preferred over the Wireless (so the wireless connection would be pointless; well, it’s probably totally pointless anyway if you are also connected via wire… ).
If it says “not connected”, it is not working though. If you want to fix that, please open a new thread.
And please post informations about the hardware right from the start, in this case the output of “/sbin/lspci -nnk”.
Although switching to NetworkManager might fix that too, if it is a configuration or Wicked problem.