atheros wireless card trouble -- plugged into the wrong /dev device
i'm running Fedora Core 4 on an IBM T-20-2647-41U laptop; i've had to install alot of drivers but everything has worked for a long time.
using my Atheros AWLC 4030 PCMCIA wireless card has been a breeze for 6 months. after use, i stored my laptop for a couple months. when i got it running again, my wireless card refused to work.
when i pulled up network device control (NDC), the card wasn't even recognized. i pulled up hardware browser and found that the card was indeed recognized and had the correct driver (ath-pci) associated with it; however, an incorrect device was associated with it (eth1), one that NDC didn't recognize (the correct device which was always used was ath0). i tried to create a symbolic link linking ath0 and eth1, but they apparently don't exist in /dev, even though the programs say they are.
i am therefore stumped. how do i get my wireless card recognized as /dev/ath0 once more?