Alirght, Just like you said above, It should've worked automatically.
However, I had to use the how-to as a follow up, it helped me fix some of the issues, I created as well as others.
Mainly, if you read that how-to http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Complete_Guide
Read it slowly to install the F5D7000 drivers on Mandriva. Make a mental note not to use the Belkin driver from Belkin's website, and also not to use the Belkin driver from the CD. They will not work and just cause havoc. Also, If you have tried them, and suddenly you are finding that ndiswrapper is not working, DO NOT procede to find another version of ndiswrapper such as the one I had (listed above) for Red-hat, (i had no clue).
However, If you ahve done this. This is pretty easy to fix (now that i've done it *rolls eyes* Head over to dell's website. Type in the search file R74092us.exe It will bring you to the download page for this file. Or you can search F5D7000 in the search, just confirm it brings you to this file. Extract the file however you chose, and waste a whole CD for this small .inf file and put that on CD. The file name may be the same as the how-to, or in my case wasn't which is bcmwl5.inf instead of bcmwl5a.inf (small difference)
Good, now go to devices, open the cd drive and copy it to the desktop (makes things much quicker)
To fix any problems you've created, head over to Root (AHHH SCARY...) and open Konsole. Type in "sudo ndiswrapper -L" (lower case L just put a caps so you could see the difference)
This will list all drivers that are installed under ndiswrapper.
it will list all of the drivers you've tried to install using the CD such as the French, english, european and etc drivers.
Finally, remove one at a time (unless there's a quicker method) by typing "sudo ndiswrapper -e" and after the -e type "driver name" whatever the driver names listed are.
repeat for each driver related to the drivers you chose to install.
Finally, go into system config, find yourself the way to removing the ndiswrapper (only if you installed another version other than Mandriva's like how i installed red-hat's which did nothing but screw things up
Now start over. Head back to your username, go to the K Menu -> System -> Configuration -> Configure your Desktop.
Go to Network and Internet click on Setup New connection. Click wireless, than next, click Use a Window's driver than Next It will than ask you if you want to install ndiswrapper util click ok to install
Now it may list drivers if you left some installed already, simply ignore them, and chose "install new driver" It'll open a window, click on Desktop than chose the file you just copied from the CD.
Voila, it should definitely work now. I just did this, followed the on screen instructions (to restart basically) and i connected, it didnt' tell me at all, i just noticed the little connection logo in the lower right hand side of my screen is now connected.
I hope that this helps anyone in the future.