Darco, thanks for reply. I appreciate it, but I actually solved the problem before I saw your post. I was sitting here really contemplating how the password could have gotten messed up, and then it hit me. This is not my original install of Elyssa. It's my third, but I've reused my /home partition with each new install. My current user name and password are not the original ones I was using. I typed in my old password and it worked. Problem solved. Thanks for the help guys.
Update: Well the keyring issue is fixed, but unfortunately the network issue isn't. I am still having to disable, and then re-enable the wifi driver every time I boot the PC. At least it's half fixed.