I tried the card---the d-link dwl520 in all slots---with the balance of the cards and with only the dwl-520. Still did the same thing----said it was there and then not finding it when I tried to activate it. I have tried a dwl 520+ and a microsoft 730 (both pci) never even recognized either. Only the dwl520 lit up the way it was supposed to.
I have also tried 4 different USB wireless devices. recognized them as a device but not a network device.
I'm close to giving up and going back to windowsxp.........
I thought someone in the Fedora world would have had this problem and conquered it !!!
Thanks for the input, I appreciate your help.