I am terribly sorry for making the same stupid questions again, since I´m quite sure the answers are already somewhere around here, it´s just that I can´t find them.
Somehow I´ve managed to install Suse 11.0 (dual boot, writing this from WinXP), I have no experience whatsoever with Linux, I get spots when I read about this Yast-thingy and other non-windoze stuff… anyway, am not giving up and asking 4 help:)
Here it comes: wireless connection in Windows works out of the box even with my Asus WL520g router, which itself works only when it wishes to. In Suse it doesn´t work but also I have no idea, where to start making it work. I do have a looong cable to physicaly connect computer with router, just don´t know what to do then.
add the repos for version 11.0 (I hope this is the one u r using)
I suggest the following
VLC Video Lan Client
If u have a Nvidia or ATI card then add theirs otherwise u can leave them.
Beryl,Compiz and XGL
Mozilla openoffice.org Stable openoffice.org extras
these r the ones I have added as well
u can add a repo opening software repositories like I told u earlier and click on ADD and specify URL and add that specific repos URL and give it a name for example
As I understand we shall not use ndiswrapper in 11.0 - only if nothing else works.
Larry Finger pointed in another thread about Broadcom wireless chips a new, very smart way of installing the right fireware. Start a command prompt and have your admin password. Then type or copy/paste:
Boot after that and go into Yast ->m Network Devices -> Network Card. Here you should see your wifi-nic, which you can configure with wireless data.
UPS - you shall stay connected with your long cable to the Internet while doing it!
is your opensuse 11.0 install dvd inserted when this pops up…if not, put it and away you go with the updates etc. i think other people here have you sorted in helping you out for wireless so ill leave it to them, and pop back if needed.