Users of Realtek RTL 8187b Wireless cards have something to cheer with the coming of openSUSE 11.1. With openSUSE 11.1, the default Linux Kernel 2.6.27 integrated rtl8187 native drivers works well for the Realtek rtl8187b wireless cards.
Previous versions of the Linux kernel used in the earlier versions of openSUSE did not support the 8187b wireless card and hence have to be used with ndiswrapper and Windows version of the driver.
If you are using a Realtek rtl8187b wireless device then it is good to upgrade your openSUSE to openSUSE 11.1. Alternatively, you can upgrade yourLinux Kernel to the2.6.27 or later to have native driver support and remove all ndiswrapper configurartions for better performance.
To check you Linux Kernel Version
opensuse11:~ # uname -a
Linux opensuse11 18.104.22.168-9-default #1 SMP 2008-12-04 18:10:04 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Yes, it works, but after half an hour the connection is broken. After an reboot it is ok. Using a Toshiba L350 notebook and Opensuse 11.1.
On another Toshiba Satelite – A300 notebook, the card is detected, but it still says “the device is not running”. I can see networks in my vicinity, but Im unable to connect.
Andi, and the rest of you who have issues with this chipset on SUSE, it seems the following guidelines will fix it:
I am using a wg111v3(rtl8187b chip). Hellkeepa, your link solved my problem, the same as the first two replies. Thanks.
i use x86_32 and driver not install…
i am using toshiba l310 and installed linux suse 11.1.how can install drivers and app. software.please reply.because i have install linux first time.
I have installed Suse 11.1 two times and each time it will not detect my ethernet card. I have tried several methods but I just cannot connect with the internet. If antone has any suggestions, I’ll be glad to hear them