- Get the last full Suse 10.1 Addon ISO. The last full ISO is for RC-1, so you'll have to apply the ISO delta to create the Addon ISO for RC-3.
- Burn a CD from the Addon ISO for RC-3 and mount it. It's a good idea to keep the CD for other commercial packages it contains, such as Sun's Java 5.
- Install i586/ipw3945d-1.7.18-6.i586.rpm from the CD.
- Install noarch/ipw-firmware-7-10.noarch.rpm from the CD.
- Reboot the notebook.
I haven't had a chance to try Suse wireless at other locations, but from the initial view of Network Manager it appears the Linux finally has the ability to automatically detect other networks and to track multiple connections. This is the feature that Windows has had for some time, and it makes wireless laptop connectivity such a pleasure under Windows. I first experienced this capability on my Nokia 770. It's one of the few good features the 770 has. I'm glad to see it on a major distribution such as Suse. This one feature alone makes it worth upgrading to Suse 10.1.