here is your fix...
ok I HAD the same problem but I fixed it and here is how:
first you need to connect that lovely network card(eth0) and configure your WIRED network
open terminal and switch to root. then run this command:
# yum install yumex
I know many will balk at this but hey: you bought a laptop, you want to be mobile... why the heck would you want to fiddle with config and command line on the go?!?
now before you can use yumex you need to open /etc/yum.repos.d and create a file called "atrpms.repo"
open the file (need to be root to do this) and add this:
name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - ATrpms
save the file go back to terminal. then run (as root)
# yum update
that will start to update everything... just kill it when you see it load the atrpms repo... I know there is an easier way but this is what I did and I cant figure any other method right now...
next goto applications-system tools-Yum Extender. yumex will load and will configure itself.
once the repos have loaded go to the repo tab (by the way this will likely be the last time you use terminal... at least for now.) and check the atrpms option, then click refresh at the bottom.
after it refreshes, go to update and find the latest kernel (mine was kernel-smp 2.6.18-1.2200.fc5) check it and the corosponding devel package (kernel-smp-devel-same version) then click the add to que button on the bottom (If you already updated to this kernel you will just need the devel package. if you went past it, reboot to an older kernel, uninstall your newer one-useing that handy REMOVE button in yumex- and reupdate to the correct one. this is important!!!) next go to the INSTALL button and search for and install ipw3935- look ofr the one specifically for your kernel version, this also is important as the versions need to match!!!. check it, click add to que, and then to the que button. once in the que, simply his apply, sit back and watch the show!
once done it will install all the dependancies (includeing the daemon and the ieee80211 and crap)
after yumex is finished open terminal (I know... I lied) and type (as root)
then useing the keyboard go to system services, and on the NetworkManager hit space to mark it active. then tab to "ok" and hit enter. then exit.
you can now reboot to your shiny new kernel with wifi support!
the nifty thing here is that you will get a new connection icon by your clock, that allows you to manage your wifi connections on the fly... much like the windblows wifi manager!!!
I have done this and am typeing this very forum post on my wifi connection now, however I cannot get the darn daemon to run on startup. everytime I boot I have to open terminal and start it by running(as root)
this will fix it... but this is annoying... looking for a fix for this also.