As per Marugby's request, I'm posting this here
So, the other day I had FiOS installed, and I managed to get my Airport Extreme up and running on my network (My netbook is the only non-Apple computer in my house), but due to using Wifi my internet speed is usually about half of what it should be. I have another that is hardwired in, and gets speeds as advertised. I use a Motorola Nim100 to connect the Airport Extreme, but I'd like to move that into my room, and run an ethernet cable from there, to my Netbook, thus hardwiring me into my Netbook. The only caveat, I can't use my Ethernet port under OS X. I'm not sure of the reason though. OS X can see the ethernet port I think, but it thinks the cable is always connected, and it can't get a DHCP-assigned address when it is connected. I've read that the ethernet works, but I'm not sure how to get it working.
A side note: I have tried installing reader02's AtherosL1c kext, but it didn't solve the issue.
I'm contemplating migrating to a Linux distro, or worst case, go back to XP, but I'd really rather not lose OS X and ruin the rather nice network ecosystem I've got going on.
Also, I'm running 10.6.7 using a hybrid of the maceee.blogspot.com tutorial and the technotalkblog.wordpress.com tutorial. My kernel is the Legacy Kernel in the New Releases section ( http://www.insanelym...howtopic=254602