I posted this solution in the wifi forum; however, I think more people will find it helpful here.
I have noticed that alot of people have been commenting that their wifi has been running extremely slow with the latest version of opensuse (11). It appears that the default driver for the intel 3945 a/b/g card iwlwifi that is installed by default is not supported in kernels 2.6.24 and up. In my case, I am running 126.96.36.199-1.1, and I assume this is the case for many of you out there as well. You will need to install the compat-wireless drivers instead.
In order to determine your kernel version, run the following command as root in the terminal:
If you are running above 2.6.24, this is what I did to get my connection working again:
mine just worked straight away on suse 11 which is really weird if it’s not for you guys. 10.3 was more of a pain, using the ipw3945 drivers, knetworkmanager refused to connect, so used wifi-radar instead.
I have seen several posts regarding this issue on the forums. as I mentioned above, intel says that the iwl drivers that are shipping with the kernel released with opensuse 11 will not work. It seems odd they are working for you.
I tried this because my wireless was really buggy and now it doesn’t work at all! I’m dual-booting Vista with opensuse and under vista the wireless is just fine. Opensuse would randomly kick me off and also only work half the time. So I followed all the steps and now my wireless just flat out doesn’t even work. It can’t find my network even when I’m right in front of the router.
I check online all over the place for answers and I even disabled the power management under vista because that seemed to give some problems. Still nothing. I have no idea how to even go about this, any suggestions?
I would love to help you out with this, however, this is not the section to be asking questions (if you do, a moderator will likely move this thread). I would suggest opening up a new thread in the wireless section under the hardware forum. we can certainly help you out there!