I have Backtrack 5 R3 setup as a guest OS in VirtualBox. When i try running my USB wireless card, the Alfa AWUS036NHA with the AR9271 chipset, I see this error.
ath9k_htc 1-1:1.0: ath9k_htc: Target is unresponsive [ 4.772287] Failed to initialize the device [ 4.774250] ath9k_htc: probe of 1-1:1.0 failed with error -22 [ 4.775452] usbcore: registered new interface driver ath9k_htc
The wireless card works fine on my Windows 7 Professional host OS.
A quick google search shows that it is a VirtualBox error. See: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/9511?cversion=0&cnum_hist=2
Are there any workarounds for this problem? Failing that, does VMWare Workstation have this issue?
Bridged network is not an option here as I need direct access to the wireless card.