After trying for days with wireless dongles I finally buckled and bought a card that's suppose to work well with linux. It installed easily enough and I downloaded and compiled the latest drivers from Ralink. Unfortunately neither ifup or Network manager can scan or connect to any network.

ifup wlan0 returns:

wlan0 device: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
command 'iwconfig wlan0 nick Reki' returned Error for wireless request "Set Nickname" (8B1C) :
Set failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.
Starting DHCP client daemon on wlan0... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . no IP address yet. . . backgrounding.
interface wlan0 is not up.

The os is Opensuse 11 using kde and the kernel is .

Any help will be greatly appreciated.