I just installed Fedora 7 and was having a problem with the dell 1390 drivers. But a few changes did the job. I think this will work for F8 as well,
Though this is not a sort of HOW TO, but i think it should help u as well as others.
This is what i did:
just after installing F7 on my laptop, i downloaded the livna repository from rpm.livna.org
i logged out and then logged in as root in GUI, not in the terminal
then using add/remove software option to install ndiswrapper... ver 1.48 is what i downloaded.
then i visited the ndiswrapper website to see for the installation instructions. Well you can find how to install the DELL 1390 driver and other windows based drivers http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/joomla/index.php?/component/option,com_openwiki/Itemid,33/id,installation/
okk i then searched for the windows drivers for the card here http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/j...,33/id,list_b/
then i downloaded the driver from the given link of the HP website. It is an exe file. try exracting the files in a winxp based pc using winzip etc
then in the root user paste the complete folder of the unzipped files in some folder. then from the terminal, run the ndiswrapper in the same location using the command
ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf for wrapping the windows file...u'll see something running in the terminal
then type ndiswrapper -l to see the listing of your device
type ndiswrapper -ma
then add bcm43xx_mac80211 and b43 at the bottom of etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
the black list file can be opened by typing
then the bcm43xx module can be blacklisted by typing the following in the file opened, this needs to be written at the bottom of the list
now save the file and reboot
after reboot the wlan should work as it has done in my case.
hope this works for you