i dont have a disk or any drivers. i updated to mint 6 from mint 5 using the update thing in mint 5. so i contacted hp and they are sending me a system restore disk thing. im going to install mint 5 again after i get that. apparently my computer was "stolen" and someone tried to install linux mint on it and failed. oops only half a lie. o well got me what i needed but thank you for trying to help. Atheros wireless cards are a beotch.