After many moons and some great help from Scottro and others - no offence intended with misspelling in last thread
managed to get my wireless working with Fedora 8.
Just updated to feodra 10 and am thrilled with everything in this newest release. Everything seemed to work with little hassle on my sony laptop. Even all the fn buttons.
But then I noticed that the internet was painfully slow. It seemed to be a name resolution problem. It takes a really long time to connect to a site. With some investigation found out about this bug: bug id=459756
And a fix from http://www.fedorafaq.org/f10/#dns-slow
I implemented this fix but it provided no help.
Checked the wired connection to find that there is no problems with eth0 . able to use yum, ftp, fast ping rate.
Then plugged in my dlink usb wireless. This connected automatically and had no problems and provided decent speeds and not the other problems seen with the built-in wireless card. So it must be the funky er5007 atheros card. (A pain in the butt from day one!)
ath5k is installed and running. Everything is working the way I would expect. It would be fantastic to find a simple fix to this problem.
Either way this is still the best fedora since I fully converted to Linux with FC 6