ha! just cos one live distro found the kit and set it up, don't think that they all will. AFAIK, knoppix has just about the best hardware detection of all the live versions, but even then, it won't set up my network (wired). I have to run the network card setup.
Dunno about the live SuSE, you'd probably have to set it manually. I mean, can you ping the router ? cos if the router hasn't had any settings changed/it get a connection from other OS (windies), then it can only be the way tht the distro is set up/setting up!