but it's not connecting to any protected wireless networks.
what were you trying to do ?
what commands did you try ?
saying it is broken is of no real help in trying to diagnose a problem
it is like telling a doctor " it hurts" with out telling the doc what "it" is
a install to the harddrive of fedora normally will find most wireless connections in the local area
or if not with a bit of fussing with it.