The madwifi should work...
I got it to work perfectly (well close enough) through YAST.
When I setup the wifi card (a built in atheros AR5212 using module ath_pci) I had to use 128 shared key (rather then WPA-PSK which is what I wanted.).
This absulutely works.. I'm typing to you from the laptop using the above drivers/chipsets on a suse 9.2 install..
Your WAP (wireless access point) needs to be set up to use 128 bit (hex) shared key..
I couldn't get it to work with WPA-PSK wich is what my entire network is normally on. but I changed the WAP to 128 shared no WPA-PSK and all works perfect (though not anywhere near as secure.)
I'm running a Fujitsu LifeBook (n5010) for any interested .. Everything in Suse 9.2 works on this machine..
Albiet the (SHYT ATI) radeon mobile 9600 drivers, shut off the display if you leave x once you have logged into an X session of any kind.. but it's livable.. (UT2k4 runs as good if not better on this machine with linux rather then xp BTW!)
Anyway I hope this helps you in your guest for wifi-age.
Last edited by chatsubo42; 05-17-2005 at 02:36 AM.