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    dwr50 NNTP User

    Default Live CD WiFi ?

    Does the SuSe 11 Live CD have a WiFi setup wizard or do you have to install to get WiFi ?

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    Default Re: Live CD WiFi ?

    Many of openSUSE's pre-installed native-wifi-drivers require firmware that
    they do NOT pre-install, so the odds of having wifi work right from the LiveCD
    aren't very good. (I didn't try installing firmware while booted under a LiveCD,
    as my device also had the new-but-broken 'ath5k' driver installed, but not the working
    'ath_pci' (which also won't configure correctly, so I resorted to 'ndiswrapper').

    Bottom-line...openSUSE 11.0 has so many wireless glitches that the idea
    of a LiveCD for wifi evaluation is moot. You need post-install patches,
    and/or firmware, etc, to get most wireless devices working.

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