Network interface down by default KDE5 on Surface Book 2

After I switched from XFCE4 to KDE5 Plasma, I am having networking issues.
My network interface is down upon startup and I am no longer able to see WiFi networks in the Networks Widget after starting the network interface.

I am using the following script to start my network interface and attach to a known WiFi by SSID:

# Can use another network interface as well that can be found from command:
# `ip link`
# If need to add new network:
# sudo wpa_passphrase <ESSID> <PWORD> | sudo tee -a /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
sudo ip link set wlp1s0 up
sudo wpa_supplicant -B -c /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -i wlp1s0
sudo dhclient wlp1s0

Here is some info

>>> inxi -Fxxxz
System:
  Host: errc-pc Kernel: 5.6.5-arch1-1-surface x86_64 
  bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.4 tk: Qt 5.14.2 
  wm: kwin_wayland dm: LightDM 1.30.0, SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Microsoft 
  product: Surface Book 2 v: D:0B:08K:1F:5C:10P:38 
  serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 9 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Microsoft model: Surface Book 2 
  serial: <filter> UEFI: Microsoft v: 388.2119.769 
  date: 02/07/2018 
Network:
  Device-1: Marvell 88W8897 [AVASTAR] 802.11ac 
  Wireless 
  driver: mwifiex_pcie v: 1.0 port: efa0 
  bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 11ab:2b38 
  IF: wlp1s0 state: up mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Marvell Bluetooth and Wireless LAN 
  Composite Device 
  type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 1-6:6 
  chip ID: 1286:204c serial: <filter> 
  IF-ID-1: br-00f47cee78de state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-2: br-458674d9a7b1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-3: br-d8613fa6e84b state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-4: br-f1ef521dda7e state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-5: br-fe2c3bab424c state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-6: docker0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-7: virbr0 state: down mac: <filter> 
  IF-ID-8: virbr0-nic state: down mac: <filter> 
>>> lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
nvidia              20504576  0
ipmi_devintf           20480  0
ipmi_msghandler        73728  2 ipmi_devintf,nvidia
rfcomm                 90112  4
nf_conntrack_netlink    57344  0
nfnetlink              16384  2 nf_conntrack_netlink
xfrm_user              45056  1
xfrm_algo              16384  1 xfrm_user
xt_addrtype            16384  2
br_netfilter           28672  0
cmac                   16384  10
algif_hash             16384  5
algif_skcipher         16384  5
af_alg                 32768  22 algif_hash,algif_skcipher
bnep                   28672  2
btusb                  65536  0
btrtl                  24576  1 btusb
btbcm                  20480  1 btusb
btintel                32768  1 btusb
xt_CHECKSUM            16384  1
bluetooth             675840  33 btrtl,btintel,btbcm,bnep,btusb,rfcomm
xt_MASQUERADE          20480  9
xt_conntrack           16384  7
ipt_REJECT             16384  2
nf_reject_ipv4         16384  1 ipt_REJECT
ecdh_generic           16384  1 bluetooth
ecc                    36864  1 ecdh_generic
xt_tcpudp              20480  9
ip6table_mangle        16384  1
ip6table_nat           16384  1
iptable_mangle         16384  1
iptable_nat            16384  1
nf_nat                 57344  3 ip6table_nat,iptable_nat,xt_MASQUERADE
nf_conntrack          172032  4 xt_conntrack,nf_nat,nf_conntrack_netlink,xt_MASQUERADE
nf_defrag_ipv6         24576  1 nf_conntrack
nf_defrag_ipv4         16384  1 nf_conntrack
libcrc32c              16384  2 nf_conntrack,nf_nat
ebtable_filter         16384  0
ebtables               40960  1 ebtable_filter
ip6table_filter        16384  1
ip6_tables             36864  3 ip6table_filter,ip6table_nat,ip6table_mangle
iptable_filter         16384  1
tun                    57344  1
bridge                233472  1 br_netfilter
overlay               135168  0
stp                    16384  1 bridge
llc                    16384  2 bridge,stp
input_leds             16384  0
hid_sensor_gyro_3d     20480  0
hid_sensor_rotation    20480  0
hid_sensor_als         20480  0
hid_sensor_accel_3d    20480  0
hid_sensor_trigger     20480  9 hid_sensor_gyro_3d,hid_sensor_als,hid_sensor_accel_3d,hid_sensor_rotation
industrialio_triggered_buffer    16384  4 hid_sensor_gyro_3d,hid_sensor_als,hid_sensor_accel_3d,hid_sensor_rotation
kfifo_buf              16384  1 industrialio_triggered_buffer
hid_sensor_iio_common    20480  5 hid_sensor_gyro_3d,hid_sensor_trigger,hid_sensor_als,hid_sensor_accel_3d,hid_sensor_rotation
industrialio           94208  7 industrialio_triggered_buffer,hid_sensor_gyro_3d,hid_sensor_trigger,kfifo_buf,hid_sensor_als,hid_sensor_accel_3d,hid_sensor_rotation
snd_soc_skl           180224  0
intel_ishtp_loader     24576  0
snd_soc_sst_ipc        20480  1 snd_soc_skl
intel_ishtp_hid        28672  0
cros_ec_ishtp          20480  0
snd_soc_sst_dsp        40960  1 snd_soc_skl
cros_ec                20480  1 cros_ec_ishtp
snd_hda_codec_realtek   126976  1
joydev                 28672  0
x86_pkg_temp_thermal    20480  0
intel_powerclamp       20480  0
snd_hda_codec_generic    94208  1 snd_hda_codec_realtek
battery                24576  0
mousedev               24576  0
snd_hda_ext_core       36864  1 snd_soc_skl
snd_soc_acpi_intel_match    40960  1 snd_soc_skl
coretemp               20480  0
snd_soc_acpi           16384  2 snd_soc_acpi_intel_match,snd_soc_skl
ledtrig_audio          16384  2 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_realtek
mac_hid                16384  0
kvm_intel             327680  0
snd_soc_core          299008  1 snd_soc_skl
kvm                   827392  1 kvm_intel
iTCO_wdt               16384  0
irqbypass              16384  1 kvm
iTCO_vendor_support    16384  1 iTCO_wdt
ipts                   20480  0
snd_compress           28672  1 snd_soc_core
ac97_bus               16384  1 snd_soc_core
snd_pcm_dmaengine      16384  1 snd_soc_core
crct10dif_pclmul       16384  1
mei_hdcp               24576  0
8250_dw                16384  0
squashfs               69632  4
intel_rapl_msr         20480  0
i915                 2502656  29
snd_hda_intel          57344  3
crc32_pclmul           16384  0
ghash_clmulni_intel    16384  0
snd_intel_dspcfg       28672  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_soc_skl
gpio_keys              20480  0
snd_hda_codec         163840  3 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_realtek
mwifiex_pcie           49152  0
surface_sam_sid_perfmode    16384  0
surface_sam_sid_gpelid    20480  0
aesni_intel           368640  15
mwifiex               323584  1 mwifiex_pcie
crypto_simd            16384  1 aesni_intel
snd_hda_core          106496  6 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_ext_core,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_soc_skl
nls_iso8859_1          16384  1
i2c_algo_bit           16384  1 i915
nls_cp437              20480  1
cryptd                 24576  7 crypto_simd,ghash_clmulni_intel
glue_helper            16384  1 aesni_intel
snd_hwdep              16384  1 snd_hda_codec
drm_kms_helper        241664  1 i915
snd_pcm               143360  6 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_soc_core,snd_soc_skl,snd_hda_core,snd_pcm_dmaengine
vfat                   24576  1
intel_cstate           16384  0
fat                    86016  1 vfat
cfg80211              884736  1 mwifiex
fuse                  139264  3
cec                    65536  2 drm_kms_helper,i915
snd_timer              40960  1 snd_pcm
loop                   40960  8
intel_uncore          147456  0
snd                   110592  15 snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_timer,snd_compress,snd_soc_core,snd_pcm
ipu3_cio2              40960  0
intel_rapl_perf        16384  0
ipu3_imgu             225280  0
pcspkr                 16384  0
v4l2_fwnode            32768  1 ipu3_cio2
i2c_i801               36864  0
rc_core                61440  1 cec
soundcore              16384  1 snd
videobuf2_dma_sg       16384  2 ipu3_cio2,ipu3_imgu
videobuf2_memops       20480  1 videobuf2_dma_sg
videobuf2_v4l2         28672  2 ipu3_cio2,ipu3_imgu
videobuf2_common       57344  3 ipu3_cio2,videobuf2_v4l2,ipu3_imgu
rfkill                 28672  9 bluetooth,cfg80211
drm                   565248  16 drm_kms_helper,i915
videodev              270336  5 v4l2_fwnode,ipu3_cio2,videobuf2_v4l2,videobuf2_common,ipu3_imgu
mei_me                 45056  2
intel_gtt              24576  1 i915
mei                   122880  5 mei_hdcp,mei_me,ipts
agpgart                53248  2 intel_gtt,drm
syscopyarea            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
intel_ish_ipc          28672  0
processor_thermal_device    20480  0
sysfillrect            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
sysimgblt              16384  1 drm_kms_helper
fb_sys_fops            16384  1 drm_kms_helper
intel_ishtp            61440  4 cros_ec_ishtp,intel_ishtp_hid,intel_ish_ipc,intel_ishtp_loader
intel_xhci_usb_role_switch    16384  0
intel_rapl_common      32768  2 intel_rapl_msr,processor_thermal_device
intel_lpss_pci         20480  2
intel_lpss             16384  1 intel_lpss_pci
roles                  16384  1 intel_xhci_usb_role_switch
intel_soc_dts_iosf     20480  1 processor_thermal_device
idma64                 20480  0
tpm_crb                20480  0
intel_pch_thermal      16384  0
mc                     61440  5 videodev,ipu3_cio2,videobuf2_v4l2,videobuf2_common,ipu3_imgu
evdev                  24576  24
surfacebook2_dgpu_hps    16384  0
tpm_tis                16384  0
tpm_tis_core           32768  1 tpm_tis
surfacepro3_button     20480  0
tpm                    73728  3 tpm_tis,tpm_crb,tpm_tis_core
surface_sam_hps        28672  0
rng_core               16384  1 tpm
dptf_power             16384  0
surface_sam_dtx        16384  1
int3403_thermal        16384  0
int3400_thermal        20480  0
int340x_thermal_zone    16384  2 int3403_thermal,processor_thermal_device
acpi_thermal_rel       16384  1 int3400_thermal
acpi_tad               16384  0
ac                     16384  0
surface_sam_sid        20480  0
soc_button_array       20480  0
uinput                 20480  0
crypto_user            16384  0
ip_tables              36864  3 iptable_filter,iptable_nat,iptable_mangle
x_tables               53248  13 ebtables,ip6table_filter,xt_conntrack,iptable_filter,xt_tcpudp,xt_addrtype,xt_CHECKSUM,ip6_tables,ipt_REJECT,ip_tables,ip6table_mangle,xt_MASQUERADE,iptable_mangle
ext4                  794624  2
crc32c_generic         16384  0
crc16                  16384  2 bluetooth,ext4
mbcache                16384  1 ext4
jbd2                  139264  1 ext4
xhci_pci               20480  0
crc32c_intel           24576  5
xhci_hcd              290816  1 xhci_pci
surface_sam_vhf        20480  0
surface_sam_san        20480  1 surface_sam_hps
surface_sam_ssh        36864  5 surface_sam_sid_perfmode,surface_sam_hps,surface_sam_vhf,surface_sam_dtx,surface_sam_san
hid_multitouch         32768  0
usbhid                 65536  0
hid_generic            16384  0
i2c_hid                32768  0
hid_sensor_hub         24576  6 hid_sensor_gyro_3d,hid_sensor_trigger,hid_sensor_iio_common,hid_sensor_als,hid_sensor_accel_3d,hid_sensor_rotation
hid                   147456  7 i2c_hid,surface_sam_vhf,usbhid,hid_multitouch,hid_sensor_hub,intel_ishtp_hid,hid_generic
>>> hwinfo --netcard --wlan --bluetooth | grep -Ei "model\:|drive\:|status\:|cmd\:|file\:|detected\:" |grep -v "Config Status"
  Model: "Marvell 88W8897 [AVASTAR] 802.11ac Wireless"
  Device File: wlp1s0
  Link detected: yes
    Driver Status: mwifiex_pcie is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe mwifiex_pcie"
  Model: "Marvell Bluetooth and Wireless LAN Composite Device"
    Driver Status: btusb is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe btusb"

Try downgrading wpa_supplicant. Otherwise mask wpa_supplicant and install iwd.

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