How to know if my router is supported by OpenSUSE ?

Router: AirLive WL-1500R ( 802.11g )

Are there any places where I could see a list of supported routers or something like that ? 4.5GB is quite a bit of downloading ( 100kbps ) and I just want to be sure that it will not end up with reinstalling Windows ( in case if OpenSUSE does not support my router ).

Help always appreciated, so - thanks in advance :wink:

If you are hard wired to it. I can’t see a problem.
Wireless is a different matter and is nothing to do with the router really.

Most routers today have a web interface to configure it,via ethernet.If this is the case with yours, you should be o.k. The main problem would be setting up your wireless device on your laptop/desktop. Hmm,just checked it on the www, it does have a web interface,so it’s all down to the wireless device you have to access it


That’s the problem - I’m not “hard wired”. I’ve 2 PC’s and only one of them is connected via cable ( cable → router → modem ) - second one works through USB wireless adapter and requires to have a driver installed ( at least on Windows XP ).
I’m not completely new to Linux, and I’ve already used Ubuntu for a few months ( though, on Ubuntu it works just fine and I don’t need to install anything ), so … just wanted to know if there’s a place where I could see driver support for OpenSUSE ( seems that I’m wasting my time :frowning: ).

No necessarily wasting your time. What wireless usb device is it?

Don’t think you are wasting your time, have a read of the stickies at the start of this section. There is a script you can download, which is linked in the stickies, for diagnosing most problems.For finding out which drivers you require, you need to give us the make,model & UIN (unique identification number ) of the device. Getting this info is also explained in the stickies. The more imfo we have to work from,the more we can help


Also, I know some have even booted a live cd and had wireless working.
This page you can look up to see if your hardware has been reported on (it’s not comprehensive)
Hardware - openSUSE

As pointed out by others, the question really should be is your wireless device supported by Linux. The router is OS-agnostic, and wireless protocols are also standardised. So what the previous posters said, post the model name and we’ll take it from there.

Well, ok - sorry for “misleading” thread title.
Finally, I got my DVD and executed “format C:” rotfl! Regarding this thread/problem/question - I’m quite surprised … it didn’t asked me to install/configure anything but as you see, I’m able to connect to the internet.
Thanks to everybody who tried to help ( suggestions = help ) - looks like you have a new “regular” user :stuck_out_tongue:

Cool, glad to see you are up & running & got all your hardware working. Just for interests sake, could you please post what wireless device you are using ? in case another user searches the forum with the same query you had


Original AirLive USB adapter ( both were in the same box ), so … As I see on my driver CD, AirLive WL-1500R ( however, I might be wrong - that’s all what I see & know about it ).


With your PC connected to the internet, can you open a konsole or a terminal, and copy and paste the following:

/sbin/lspci -v > listpci.txt && curl -F file=@listpci.txt

it will make a list of all your PC devices, and post it to the internet. Is your wireless device listed there? You can post the URL here also if you can not find your device on that list. If you prefer not to post the list to that obscure location on the internet, just type:

/sbin/lspci -v

If your wireless was USB, then:


should list it, … or similarly

lsusb > listusb.txt && curl -F file=@listusb.txt

that gives lots of detail on your hardware, and its easier then to find out specifics wrt one’s hardware.

Again, no need to post if you prefer not to … More than anything else, this just shows some tools one can use to learn about their Linux hardware.

@Oldcpu you should stickie that some where I struggled trying that with nopaste good find I ended up using