it would appear that the answer to my network problems at home is the wlan-ng drivers, and not any of the standard kernel drivers.
Which is cool, but not cool. Compiling them is a PITA, and the source RPMS I found for compiling them does some very fucked-up shit.
Oh well, as long as it works. Now if only the laptop battery lasted more than an hour. I’ll ahve to get a new one from IS on Monday.
Damn Tecra batteries.