I have not paid that
much attention to it, but it does seem that people running SUSE 10.1 are having more problems setting up their wireless than with version 10.0. You might also consider installing 10.0 (eval or retail version) instead.
PS: Let me add that any Linux distribution can be set up to run wireless, but when you are new, it can be confusing and frustrating. In my opinion, SUSE 10.0 is the easiest of the lot.