Thank you for your help mrgreenfur. when i ran the dmesg | grep ipw2100 command i found that the firmware was not loading correctly. So I tried to re-install the firmware but no success. So I thought well let me try and re-install and start over. So I re-installed FC2 (not too horrible only took 15 mins and that was with the first run through of updates)
Then I grabbed the ipw2100 drivers from atrpms.net
I downloaded and installed them in this order:
-- this is the rpm that includes the atrpms.net extra tools
-- this is the host ap driver that the intel driver requires, the one in the link is for the 2.6.6-1.435.2.3 kernel
-- this is the linux firmware for the intel pro-wireless 2100 mini pci card. (will not affect other OS's).
-- this is the actual ipw2100 driver, for the 2.6.6-1.435.2.3 kernel
So after I downloaded these rpms I installed them with the
#rpm -ihv <filename>
command, in the order which I downloaded them (needs to be done this way because of dependencies).
After installing them I rebooted and kudzu found the card and enabled me to configure it. well I hope this helps anyone trying to install this driver in fedora. again thank you mrgreenfur.