Linux Wireless Connection

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Hello everyone
Every time I try to connect wirelessly using my laptop to my router (Netgear RangeMax 108 wireless router) with linux OpenSuse 10.2, the progress bar goes all the way to 28% complete and the progress bar doesnt go anywhere pass this point.
However all my Windows XP laptops connects just fine.
However when I connect using the wire I connect just fine.

Do you guys know what could be the problem

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What wireless hardware does your laptop have? Is it supported by Linux/OpenSuse?
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Well apperently its support it by linux, because it reads a wireless antenna
(Broadcom Corporation BCM4318[Airforce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless Lan Controller(eth1)) <-- that is the name of the wireless antenna tells me it has.
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http://en.opensuse.org/Ndiswrapper_howto

"Broadcom Corporation BCM4318[Airforce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless Lan Controller(eth1)"

Is not supported, you'll need to use ndiswrapper. That's a nice little tutorial, but ask if you need more help.

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Thanks for your help dyefade, I'll look at it.
and let you guys know if I have another question
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Ok, so I try what that article told me to do, but had no luck. Now my next move would be to buy a wireless adapter that is comptible with Linux OpenSuse 10.2. Would any of you guys know were I can find one?
I would prefer if the wireless adapter is a PCMCIA

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have a peak at..
http://madwifi.org/wiki/Compatibility
and
http://wehow.ehow.com/how_2002188_buy-w ... cally.html
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Odd you couldn't get it to work using ndiswrapper.

You could also try the reversed engineered driver.

http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/
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Thanks guys for the help. I forgot to mention before that I had a PCMCIA card, and thanks to Anarchy's help, I have found out that the WPN511 Netgear cards are compatible with Linux OpenSuse. However I have failed to find a tutorial that helps me install this card.

anyways you guys can give me a hand at this?

thank you guys

by the way Alias the website you gave me is not working.

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