Flawless wi-fi (wireless network) recognition by openSUSE 10.2 January 22, 2007Posted by NAyK in How-To, Linux, OpenSUSE, Reviews, Screenshots, Software, Ubuntu, Working with Linux.
As I continue to work with openSUSE I continue to be impressed. Ever since I started working with this distro (openSUSE 10.2), I had been stuck in the office and never had a chance to get out to test its wi-fi connection. Today I did, and unlike my harrowing experience with Ubuntu, openSUSE was extremely painless and simple.
The only thing I had to do was <right click> on the KNetworkManager and then <click> the wi-fi network. And viola! It worked. No configuring needed at all. Of course, I had to figure that on my own, since there was no sign saying that I had to swap networks, But that, I think is a minor detail. (latest update: Just today, when I returned to the wireless network, I didn’t even have to click wireless. It automatically detected the connection… and I’m working on it.)
The wi-fi connection is through a D-Link modem, and I’m not sure what wi-fi card I have. But I know that it has worked.
Screenshot of KNetworkManager below. All I had to do was select the current service (radio) being provided shown in Wireless Networks.