Can't get a command to run. wifi-menu

so I type in the command
wifi-menu -o
and I get this

wifi-menu may be found in the following packages:
core/netctl 1.26-1 /usr/bin/wifi-menu

now I know I need to specify one or the other. But I can't for the life of me figure out how to force the command to use /usr/bin as the source instead of core. I have been doing the usual googlingaing around and I haven't found anythign that I really understand.

In a nutshell I am just trying to get my wifi to recognize my 5ghz network. but that is the next hurdle after I get past this one.

Thanks in advance
Rod

garuda-inxi
System:
  Kernel: 5.19.0-267-tkg-bmq arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.1.1
    parameters: intel_pstate=passive BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-tkg-bmq
    root=UUID=fa99d382-6616-46cb-8f53-c2830ce85f31 rw [email protected]
    quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
    systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.25.4 tk: Qt v: 5.15.5 info: latte-dock
    wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 15-da0xxx
    v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: HP model: 84A6 v: 80.28 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Insyde
    v: F.07 date: 11/21/2018
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 35.1 Wh (100.0%) condition: 35.1/41.0 Wh (85.5%)
    volts: 12.6 min: 11.4 model: Hewlett-Packard PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion
    serial: <filter> status: full
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Core i3-8130U bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Coffee Lake
    gen: core 8 built: 2017 process: Intel 14nm family: 6 model-id: 0x8E (142)
    stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xF0
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 2 tpc: 2 threads: 4 smt: enabled cache:
    L1: 128 KiB desc: d-2x32 KiB; i-2x32 KiB L2: 512 KiB desc: 2x256 KiB
    L3: 4 MiB desc: 1x4 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 3275 high: 3409 min/max: 400/3400 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3409 2: 3400 3: 2892
    4: 3400 bogomips: 17619
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX unsupported
  Type: l1tf mitigation: PTE Inversion
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
  Type: retbleed mitigation: IBRS
  Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via
    prctl
  Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer
    sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: IBRS, IBPB: conditional, RSB filling
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics 620 vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915
    v: kernel arch: Gen-9.5 process: Intel 14nm built: 2016-20 ports:
    active: HDMI-A-1,eDP-1 empty: none bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:5917
    class-ID: 0300
  Device-2: Lite-On HP TrueVision HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 1-5:3 chip-ID: 04ca:7092 class-ID: 0e02
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.4 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.3
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: intel unloaded: modesetting
    alternate: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3286x1080 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 867x285mm (34.13x11.22")
    s-diag: 913mm (35.93")
  Monitor-1: HDMI-A-1 mapped: HDMI1 pos: primary,top-left
    model: Samsung C24F390 serial: <filter> built: 2020 res: 1920x1080 hz: 60
    dpi: 94 gamma: 1.2 size: 520x290mm (20.47x11.42") diag: 598mm (23.5")
    ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1920x1080 min: 720x400
  Monitor-2: eDP-1 mapped: eDP1 pos: primary,bottom-r model: AU Optronics
    0x10ec built: 2017 res: 1366x768 hz: 60 dpi: 102 gamma: 1.2
    size: 340x190mm (13.39x7.48") diag: 394mm (15.5") ratio: 16:9
    modes: 1366x768
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics 620 (KBL GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa
    22.1.4 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_soc_avs
    bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:9d71 class-ID: 0403
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.0-267-tkg-bmq running: yes
  Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.21 running: no
  Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.56 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 4000 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
    class-ID: 0200
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8723DE 802.11b/g/n PCIe Adapter
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtw_8723de v: N/A modules: rtw88_8723de
    pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
    chip-ID: 10ec:d723 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth 4.2 Adapter type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-6:4 chip-ID: 0bda:b009 class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
  Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
RAID:
  Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] driver: ahci
    v: 3.0 port: 5060 bus-ID: 00:17.0 chip-ID: 8086:282a rev: N/A
    class-ID: 0104
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 119.24 GiB used: 70.5 GiB (59.1%)
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
  ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: SanDisk model: SD9SN8W-128G-1006
    size: 119.24 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B
    speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 3006 scheme: GPT
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: 118.74 GiB size: 118.74 GiB (100.00%) used: 70.49 GiB
    (59.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 512 MiB size: 511 MiB (99.80%) used: 7.3 MiB
    (1.4%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
  ID-3: /home raw-size: 118.74 GiB size: 118.74 GiB (100.00%) used: 70.49
    GiB (59.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 118.74 GiB size: 118.74 GiB (100.00%) used: 70.49
    GiB (59.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
  ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 118.74 GiB size: 118.74 GiB (100.00%) used: 70.49
    GiB (59.4%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda2 maj-min: 8:2
Swap:
  Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 50 (default 100)
  ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 7.68 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: 100
    dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 63.0 C pch: 47.5 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 239 Uptime: 37m wakeups: 1 Memory: 7.68 GiB used: 3.81 GiB
  (49.6%) Init: systemd v: 251 default: graphical tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 12.1.1 clang: 14.0.6 Packages: 1937 pacman: 1932 lib: 425
  flatpak: 5 Shell: fish v: 3.5.1 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.20
Garuda (2.6.5-1):
  System install date:     2021-01-26
  Last full system update: 2022-08-09
  Is partially upgraded:   No
  Relevant software:       NetworkManager
  Windows dual boot:       No/Undetected
  Snapshots:               Timeshift (maybe)
  Failed units:            systemd-guest-user.service
sudo pacman -S netctl

Core is a repository, netctl is package name, /usr/bin is a file path.

yes I get that. But how do I get the command to actually run?

You have Network Manager installed.

NetworkManager comes with nmcli(1) and nmtui(1)

Those are the methods you should be using if Network Manager is installed.

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ok, thanks that helps. getting somewhere now. Appreciate it.

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Have you ever been able to connect on the 5 GHz band with this laptop before?

Now that I read your specs more carefully I think I know why you can't connect on the 5 GHz band. I believe the RTL8723DE adapter is a single band (2.4 GHz only) wifi adapter. That would explain why your laptop can't find any 5.0 GHz networks.

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