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It could also be called eth1 (eth0 would be your wired ethernet connection, if any). On some systems eth1 is the default, and wlan0 can be used via alias. But before either one of those is there, you need to have the wireless card powered on (for example laptops have a button to power it on) and then a correct, working driver for the wireless device installed and loaded (a kernel module which needs to be modprobe'd before it works, should be loaded during boot).
This lists the loaded modules (except for those built directly into the kernel). See if your wireless driver is mentioned; otherwise you need to use modprobe as root to load it.
i use the same wireless thing its a major pain infact 70% or more are never gonna work on linux because of the chipset its just not compatible
That's not true; a device is not Linux compatible or not, either there is a working driver for it, or then not - and if not, then it's a matter of somebody writing it. I don't know of any wireless device that would not work with Linux no matter what. It's simply a matter of having a correct driver and configuration.
i typed lsmod but im not sure what to look for and its not got the driver installed yet
Ok you can forget lsmod until the driver's installed..are you trying to use NDISwrapper to get it working (one of your best chances right now I guess)? If so, first install ndiswrapper and ndiswrapper-utils. Should be available trough yum (or use your graphical package manager - launch from the menu!). After installing ndiswrapper (as new versions of any packages available for it), obtain the right Windows drivers for the wireless card (you need a .inf and .sys file from the driver package; you may need to do some work to find them), put them into some directory, then open a terminal and use 'cd' command to move to that directory, and install the drivers for NDISwrapper like this:
<type your root password and press ENTER>
/sbin/ndiswrapper -i windows-driver-file.inf
If it went ok, see if it's working:
should tell you that driver is loaded and hardware is present. Otherwise the driver is probably wrong. If it went all right,
Ok, then download the rpm files from rpm.pbone.net; if you're using a 32-bit Fedora 7, download this file or if you're using 64-bit, then download this file. Once done, double-click on it and see if it installs..if not, try to get the depending packages off yum.