I have 2 wireless cards:
wg111v2 - Uses RTL8187 drivers
ur054g - Uses p54usb
I have found out that the RTL8187 drivers don’t work in opensuse. So I went to try my old ur054g usb wireless. The driver for that is p54usb so I plugged it in and as root entered:
When I ran iwconfig it was not in the list all I had was
wlan0 → wg111v2 with rtl8187 drivers
there was no wlan1 which I was expecting
I tried adding a card in yast with:
Device type: wireless
Configuration Name: 1
Module Name: p54usb
But after it was setup Yast says “(no hwinfo)” and it does not appear in ifconfig.
I then tried ndiswrapper to see if I could get either card to work. I got the drivers for both and was shown hardware and driver present in ndiswrapper -l.
I then ran as root:
modprobe -r rtl8187 modprobe -r p54usb modprobe ndiswrapper iwconfig
Still nothing appears in ifconfig and iwconfig. And in yast adding a new card with module f ndiswrapper I still get “(no hwinfo)”.
I have no idea what could be wrong.