Thanks for your feedback. yes, i tried it on another laptop and finally managed to go through network setup and complete the registration. That worked! However, i'm still stumped with further challenges. Through YAST it is able to detect my printer (HP MFP 1136 MFP) and Scansnap Fujitsu scanner. However, i am unable to get them to install. For the printer it finds the driver and all, but eventually it says - needs propreitory plugin. For the doesnt give me anything more to work on. Do advise how to go about this ! thanks!