I recently installed openSUSE 10.3 on my Dell Inspiron 8600. When I first installed the OS the wireless card worked fine. Now all of a sudden it quit. The wired connection continues to work fine. I felt like I had tried everything so I wiped the drive and reinstalled openSUSE 10.3. The wireless card still does not work. It shows up in YaST. It shows up in the system tray. It just will not connect.
Since I have another hard drive and caddy with Vista loaded on it I swapped them out and the wireless card works fine.
Every now and then on boot xconsole pops up and I see the message "ipw2200 firmware error detected. Restarting."
My wireless router is utilizing WPA. There are other routers in the area that I can see that have no encryption and I can't connect to them either. (I can with Vista).