First of all it might be best to state that I am somewhat of a rookie to Suse. I only have some ancient knowledge of Ubuntu (used it between 2007-2009) and after this I haven’t used any kind of Linux untill 3 months ago when I got a raspberry with Debian on it. And now I really want to get working more with Linux again and came across Suse. So, should anyone be able to help me with my problem (listed below) then please help in a dummie proof way. I would really appreciate it :).
When I open the network menu (on the bottom right) I get absolutely no SSID’s listed, and when I hover over the wifi emblem it says “Wireless Disabled”. (Clicking on it doesn’t do anything) Now after some research I did found out that people recommend using YaST to setup the network. Naturally I tried this and I failed at getting anything to work. The first problem already pops up when I open the Network Settings “Network is currently handled by NetworkManager or completely disabled. YaST is unable to configure some options” I got the impression this ain’t good, but have no clue on how to fix this.
When I go to the Global Options tab I got the option to choose between NetworkManager Service, Wicked Service and Network Services Disabled. I take it that the last option is not what I need so I haven’t looked into that.
When I used the first option NetworkManager service I can change absolutely nothing and have no idea what to do in here. I do however keep the wifi emblem in the menu on the bottom right.
If I choose Wicked Service I can change a few more things and even setup the wifi adapters that are listed in the overview tab, however even after doing this and saving it I still can’t connect to my wifi and the wifi option has disappeared from the network menu on the bottom right.
I also get the feeling that the answer should be fairly simple, however to me it is rocket science at the moment and could really use some help. I’ve listed some additional information below incase it would come in handy. Should any unformation be needed I will gladly provide it.
Wifi SSID = ASUS
protection = MAC based, no password needed (MAC is already listed as approved in the router)
Laptop I’m using = Lenovo IdeaPad G50-30 80G000XDNX
Build in wifi adapter is a RTL8723be (Device name: wlp2s0)
USB drive wifi adapter is a RTL8192cu (Device name: wlp0s20u2)
At the moment I have 2 wireless adapters, I only listed the USB one incase it should come in handy, it isn’t connected at the moment. (It’s just a back-up.) There seems to be only 1 wifi key on my keyboard and this won’t do a single thing, I’ve pressed it multiple times and tried to connect to the wifi inbetween usages, but no result.
After making sure the network was on NetworkManager Services I took a look at the tray and could only find the network icon to the bottom right, once I opened this I couldn’t find the option you are reffering to. (See the screenshot below)
I’d wish it would be that easy. The checkbox is a little bit darker grey then the one for airplane mode and as a result the airplane mode checkbox works when I click it and the Wifi one doesn’t.
As for the other advises and links, I will take a look at this later this evening and report my findings.
I believe I’ve found my problem. The Wifi card doesn’t work at all. After installing Windows and installing the correct drivers the Wifi stil wasn’t available and working. Will send the notebook back (only 2 weeks old) and get a new one and hope that one works without problems.