Atheros AR5B91 Wireless Network Adapter worked out of the box.

Had to do the following to get the Atheros AR8131 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet working.

1. download the AR81Family-linux-v1.0.0.10.tar.gz from partner.atheros.com/Drivers (not allowed to post links to other sites until I hit 15 posts, so you'll have to figure out the entire URL)

2. Extracted files onto thumb drive. With LiveCD I did the following:

3. cd into the /src directory in the extracted files
4. then : sudo KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make
5. then : sudo KBUILD_NOPEDANTIC=1 make install
6. cd into /lib/modules/2.6.29.4/kernel/drivers/net/atl1e/
7. run: sudo insmod ./atl1e.ko
8. you can now bring up interface and start the network as usual.

No other issues with the hardware.