GNOME 3 broke my Wi-Fi

I own an ASUS N61JV-X2 notebook PC. It has an Atheros Communication, Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter.

03:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

03:00.0 0280: 168c:002b (rev 01)

I cannot see any SSIDs including my home Verizon FiOS 802.11 G WPA2-AES-TKIP encrypted network. I went to Starbucks to try to connect to their free Wi-Fi and I could not make a connection.

How do I solve this problem so that I can connect to a SSID of my choice and make a wireless connection while using GNOME 3?

Thank you.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=17 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:off

Try this out:

ifconfig wlan0 up
iwlist wlan0 scan
iwconfig essid "your essid" ap ma:ca:dd:re:ss wlan0
dhcpcd wlan0

The iwlist should pick up your network.
Oh…you’re WPA2…try the man pages out for “wpa_supplicant” (possibly wpa-supplicant) and see if you can figure it out. I don’t think iwconfig can do WPA by itself.
Good luck.