Reading all of this makes me feel a little bit better - at least it's showing that I'm not the only one with problems with an ADMtek card with Fedora Core 1!
The problem with mine is that it's simply not /talking/ to anything however - either with the 103 or 105 driver. With me though, each reboot is a brand new 'experience'. Once, it actually let me talk to mozilla.org long enough to download Firebird before it simply stopped talking to my AP. Usually, the signal light blinks happily (which my SMC card does when it /is/ connected to an AP,) but, nothing else.
Most of the times I get an IP address from the AP - but nothing else happens. Can't even ping or log into the router.
Sometimes it connects, and nothing at all happens. iwconfig also shows different information at different times. Sometimes the channel info/essid/etc. info simply doesn't get set at all. Sometimes I can change the info, sometimes I can't.
As always, with problems I'm having, I'm sure it's something right in front of me that I'm missing. :/