dublued, that really sucks
I hope your vehicle insurance will cover it, sometimes they do cover theft.
If you do get money to replace it, check out the dell refurbished website. You can get amazing deals there.
I hate how this sounds like bragging, but I want other people to know the deals you can get.
My m1210 has:
Core2duo 7200 (2.0ghz 4mb)
2 gig ram
Standard battery (I got an extended off of ebay)
This was a certified refurbished, NOT a scratch and dent, and it has no visible scratches or anything.
1389+tax+free shipping = 1472 shipped
I tried finding a better deal for something equal to this on ebay and couldn't.
I think that beta v2 dvd you have might work, but I think you'll need the mifki kernal to get the sound working, you can PM me if that's the case, and I'll send it to you.
but in short:
get the right iso
get the right wifi card on ebay
good luck and keep trying, I'm pretty sure none of us had things working on the first try =)
Seadonkey, fix your signature so it says both cores are working =) and have you tried the 10.4.9 update yet?