Things I've tried
First off let me start by saying sudo ifconfig shows it up. and rfkill shows it unblocked. And im doing this all from a nonroot account. Also wifi DOES work on pure debian.
sudo rfkill unblock all
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
sudo pico /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.org
And change allow_avtive to yes
Then finally I tried
sudo -i sudo ps -A | grep lightdm startx
I could not figure out how to allow root log in in order to debug.. So the last command kills the x server and restarts it as root to achieve more or less that effect...
sudo iwlist wlan0 scan shows my wifi card can see my access point :(
EDIT2 (Due to reply):
sudo iwconfig wlan0 modu 11g
Error for wireless request "Set Modulation" (8B2F) : SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.
iwconfig wlan0 channel 11
Error for wireless request "Set Frequency" (8B04) : SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not permitted.
About going into network manager I don't know what you mean by that?
At the top right I have nothing in the top right but the close button to my browser window. So i went to the network settings by clicking the icon on my bottum bar but the option IGNORE IPV6 can only be applied to networks i create, I want wifi to scan on its own like it use to.
I will add I can connect to wifi over the terminal.
And the last step i just did it for kicks... I know thats VERY dumb to do but anyway its the only command that worked lol... by worked i mean no error returned.
NEW EDIT: I just tried reinstalling network-manager. Yet after installing the plasma-nm widget it still has the wifi checkbox greyed out, and doesnt scan networks.
NEW EDIT (based on comment):
lspci -nn | grep 0280
04:00.0 Network controller : Qualcomm Atheros AR93xx Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0030] (rev 01)
eth0 no wireless extensions. lo no wireless extensions. wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn Mode:Master Tx-Power=16 dBm Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Power Management:off