Originally Posted by hanamilani
I'm working with linux opensuse 11.4. It recognizes the wired ADSL connection but it does not recognize the wireless connection. Please guide me how to make a wireless connection in this os?
If you have an open network, use a wireless Ethernet bridge. Otherwise, look at SuSE's hardware compatibility list for a wireless card that it likes.
If you are using a desktop, I'd advise going for a card that you install in the PCI slot. If a laptop, get one that works in the slot. Generally, Linux doesn't like USB wireless cards very much in my experience.
Many times, it is faster to go to the store or to Amazon to get hardware that Linux likes then to try to force it to do something it doesn't want.
Another approach is to download Live DVDs and CDs for several distros and then install the one that works with your hardware. Its not elegant or even all that sophisticated of an approach, but it works.
Typically, if only one or two pieces of hardware don't work, buy hardware. If it is multiple issues, experiment and switch distros.
Who knows? Fedora, Mepis or Linux Mint might see all of your hardware -- wireless included -- right out of the box !!
Mandriva is also very user friendly, but I haven't used that one in a while. Mandrake 10.1 was the first distro I ever installed... back when it was new.
Don't forget to experiment with PC-BSD as well while you're testing. If it likes your setup, PC-BSD can be a very powerful friendly operating system. That being said, it HATES my laptop with a passion!!