Compaq Presario not detecting Wireless card in F17

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – I am running F17 on my Compaq Presario CQ50-115NR. It was given to me by a friend and he introduced me to the world of linux. When he gave me the laptop, everything was working fine, but the laptop has a faulty battery so it cannot be unplugged. The laptop was running when it was accidentally unplugged and the computer has been severely messed up since. I have tried to re-install the OS on my own a number of times, all resulting in the same thing: Airplane mode being on and the wlan is not detected. Keep in mind that I have little to no experience with linux, so I am not entirely sure on how t (HowTos)