I think people should go with whatever works best for them. I am NOT claiming SuSE will work best for everyone, but it certainly did for me. I am a loyal fan since 7.3.
Anywho, as for the wireless router, my best guess would be to mess around with YaST's network configuration tools. YaST has a hole section for "netwrok devices", and If I remmeber correctly, I think It has some sort of utility for wireless networks. I cannot verify this at the moment because I am running Windows 2000 this very minute. But if u want I cna look around on YaST whenever I reboot into Linux.