I have an Acer 531h 10,1" netbook with Atheros 5006x wifi-adapter inside (168c, 001c)
I´ve tried a lot of different versions of both Leopard and Snow Leopard.
Wifi works perfekt in all Leopard versions using Kismac.
But in Snowy it won´t work. I manage to make it visible in every way, BUT the card
refuses to start.
I´ve tried every tips and tricks avaliable on the internet, but NO!
Then I decided to buy an Usb-wirelessadapter.
Found one on Teknikmagasinet that is only 33x15 mm in size. It comes in two versions.
One cost about 25 euros, which I bought, and supports 802.11n and 300Mbps.
The cheaper one, 20 euros, supports 802.11n and 150Mbps.
Manufactured by Konig Electonics (http://blog.worldofkonig.com/).
The chip inside are Realtek 8191SU wireless LAN 802.11n usb 2.0 network adapter.
The drivers and software included are 10.5, but works perfect with my Snow 10.62
I have a home network with three other pc´s (Windows 7 and Xp) and a wireless router and printer attached to the Xp-desktop. Use router and not Ad-hoc unless you have a 802.11n adapter on the other computer too. The connection breaks after a few seconds if connected to b/g wifi.
Maybe easy to solve, but the router takes care of the problem anyway.
I have absolutely no problems with printer and filesharing on either of the four computers.
Until I find a solution to the Atheros problem in Snow Leopard, I´m satisfied with my Usb-adapter.
I´s small, fast, cheap and easy to use.