I got wireless working on the work laptop, using the iwl3945 driver built into Fedora7.
It uses the new mac80211 subsystem, so no silly firmware or daemon to muck around with like the old ipw3945d, so no need for the ATrpms repo.
I went to the pub for lunch, they even remembered my “usual”. Turns out the development work going on around there is not more Barret Homes but 84 old people’s homes!
I also got some decent towels from Tescos – note to self: never go there on a Saturday again!