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Hey guys,


I got Leopard 10.5.1 working on a Vaio n31m with the iATKOS image with the stock kernel but I have a small problem, networking.


The built-in lan is a Yukon 88E8036 card which I got working by editing the Info.plist file as described in: http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=28680

The only thing I had to change was editing the AppleYukon2.kext/Info.plist instead of AppleYukon.kext/Info.plist


The other issue is the more annoying one, it's wlan.


When I looked up the information through a Ubuntu live CD i got the following:

product id: 0x1c

vendor id: 0x168c


According to pcidatabase.com:

0x001c	Atheros a/b/g	0x168C	Atheros Communications Inc.


I applied the 10.4.5 IO80211 networking patch and now the wlan card gets detected but that is as far as it goes.


When I hit the Advanced tab for the Airport device in System preferences > network it show no AirportID, just 00:00:00:00:00:00, the interface is shown as Off, if I hit the Turn Airport On button nothing happens.


The problem seems that though I kind of recognizes the Atheros chip it has no clue how to deal with it.


When I look into the AirportAtheros5424.kext/Info.plist file there is an entry for pci168,1c.


Did some Google'ing and searching these forums and there's a ton of things on Atheros wlan, applied a set of patches, nothing changed, in the end I ended up breaking the system rather than fixing it.


So i was wondering, is there anyone who can tell me how to get the damned thing going?

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Well what the hell...


Just appleid the Kalyway 10.5.2 combo update and Airport just works, maybe it was a mistake on my side to apply the IO80211.kext and did it work all laong with Leopard or the Kalyway update did something, either way, it's fixed ;)

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