Thanks for your response.
I actually wound up reinstalling Fedora the other day. For some reason, it still picked up my wireless card as eth1 BUT it works correctly now it seems. See, like I'd be using KWifiManager, and it claimed 45 was the top of the signal strength meter, but I was getting nonsense readings like 232 and 96. Plus it kept flipping back and forth from 45 to 0 to "the card's disabled" when there was no signal. Not happening this time and I'm really not sure why.
As far as other distros, I have quite a few but most are outdated. I'd love to give Debian a try, but 26.4k dialup isn't a recommended speed for downloading 14 CDs worth of operating system (if broadband ever makes it to me, or I make it to broadband, I will certainly give it a try). I found Ubuntu 5.04 to be too simplified (I happen to like the command line myself) plus I don't like Gnome. I put Mandriva 10.2 on a friend's computer and couldn't stand it. SUSE 9.1's old, plus it corrupted my partition tables on me.
I'd prefer to stick with Fedora Core 4, primarily because there's more support out there for it along with downloadable RPMs all over the place (I like the command line, but NOT compiling software).