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Hi all,


Just put Kalyway 10.5.1 (vanilla kernel) on my new Hackintosh:


Abit IP35-E




Seagate 320GB 7200.10

Atheros-based Airlink101 wifi PCI


Everything is stable and working (after an HDAPatcher job on the audio), but I'm having some funny issues w/ my wifi. I used the 10.4.5 80211Family.kext from iATKOS (which, I assume, is the same one found on all of Uphuck's releases). My Airport shows up in the menu, but it is always "turned off" (only the furthest outline shows, no bars inside). I can get it to work if I go into Diagnostics in the Network Preferences and step through the whole process of "turning on" through that menu and logging into my network.


I assume this is some kind of kext loading issue or the like since the hardware works fine after this additional step. However, I'd like to find a way to automatically load my wireless without going through this same routine on every reboot. I know, I know, I should buy a real Mac, but it seems like $1,500 is quite a bit to pay for this step to be done for me :D Anybody got any tips on this?

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Sorry, WallStreetVH. I didn't get anywhere with my card. I ended up throwing it in an Ubuntu box (that Atheros makes wifi painless in that OS) and picking up an Asus WL-138g V2 (per the wiki). Did a clean Kalyway install (without touching any networking kexts in the options) and the card show us immediately as a third-party Airport.


Got mine for 20 and change from Newegg. I didn't spend time hunting down a deal since I was frustrated and wanted to get on with things; you can probably do a bit better if you're wanting to play detective. $20 was totally worth it IMO to get my Hack working and wireless.


Hope this helps you out. I was expecting a fix to be posted the day my new card came, but I held off on replacing my X1300 Mobility with that same fear and I'm still stuck in 1024x768 VESA on that machine :(


Were you able to figure anything out on this - I have the same PCI card.




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