OK I have now updated the WiFi install script and it should now work with all versions of Mint from Daryna to Elyssa & Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy to 8.04.1 Hardy there is also no reason why it shouldn't work with the many other other Ubuntu derivatives like Kubuntu & gOS.
I have only tested this with both the KDE & Gnome version of Mint but not the XFCE version. The KDE version is easier to setup than the Gnome version with which you may need to install wi-radar to display a list of wireless access points and other things to deal with security. KDE has all these integrated.
Please test this and inform me of any problems.
Before you do anything its important you open System menu/Hardware and de-select the Atheros hardware layer & Atheros 802.11 Lan. Now install any updates that are showing available available.
To install the drivers download the install script at the link below to your home folder:http://homepage.ntlworld.com/roadrash/laptop/fsca16xx.sh
1. Now open a shell
2. type: chmod 755 fsca16xx.sh
3. type: sudo ./fsca16xx.sh setup
4. If everything went fine and there were no errors at the end of the install move to the next step. if you did receive errors at the end of the install do the following: type sudo ./fsca16xx remove
then apt-get update
install again using sudo ./fsca16xx.sh
5. type: sudo modprobe ath_pci
6. type: sudo modprobe wlan_scan_sta
7. type: sudo chmod 777 /etc/modules
8. type: echo ath_pci >> /etc/modules/
now reboot to activate wireless. The wireless will now be actiavted at every startup.