I began using Redhat Linux many years ago and sort of gave up because it was not quite friendly for me yet. I have the skill for the low level tweaking but no longer really have the time to spend on it.
Any way I have an old Compaq N180 laptop that I decided to try Fedora 10 on and so far it has been very impressive
I was really surprised to find that even my very old W100 card was supported out of the box as well.
Any way I got the wireless working after a lot of trial and error but during the process I got pretty confused over the couple of Network config apps in Gnome. I finally stopped the Network Manager service from running and that actually solved a couple of problems and made the whole system more stable.
Can someone help me understand what the Network Configuration (Network Connections) application is for under Preferences? When I had Network Manager running I saw that it created some entries of it's own but there is also allows you to create some manual entries. I would like to use some of the manual entries for wireless so I could change my wireless key index, etc.
For now I just changed my wireless router to use key index 1 so the settings in the Network App Admistration will work.
Soory for the long message.