Alright I just bought a ENCORE 54Mbps Wireless Router which can be found here
I got this to work with my Gateway Solo 9550 XL which is running Fedora Core 3
I have not yet configured any form of WEP or WPA, I was gonna wait till I could get a base connection up.
This is about as much as I can do on my own. The best I've done routing around FC3 is to find a program called KWiFiManager and since the auto search this one has didn't work I've offically stumped myself.
I realize this is probally a stupid, broad ended question that basically everyone on this board has asked a thousand times over but I just ask you you bear with me because I am an idiot.