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Im running Kali linux 64bit 1.07 as a guest os through virtualbox 4.3.12 r93733. Ive also installed the VirtualBox 4.3.12 Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack. I have bridged my hosts network connection (Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260) with Kali and I have set up the Alfa 036nha as a usb device for kali through virtualbox.

iwconfig in kali gives no wireless extensions.

ifconfig shows my bridged connection and Local loopback.

lsusb shows: Bus 001...... Atheros Communications, inc. AR9271 802.11n

I thought that maybe it didnt have the right drivers so i tried to apt-get install firmware-atheros but it said that it was already installed.

I really dont know what I should do here.. anyone care to help me out? You should now that Im not too good with Linux etc.

Edit: I found this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1ETBeRQBs4 Which helped me getting the Alfa card to work in Kali. The trick was to add a new custom USB device in virtualbox where you just take the vendor ID and product ID from the alfa device and leave the other boxes blank.

So now when i run ifconfig i get that wlan0 is up (Alfa) but eth0 is down (Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260).

Now however the problem is that when I plug in the Alfa device my network connection from my other wifi ceases to work (Intel(R) Wireless-N 7260) (the connection bridged from my host). It disconnects in the host aswell. If I connect to a wifi (with 7260) in the host with kali and alfa running the alfa stops working in kali... I want to have them both running.

Anyone knows how to fix that?

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If there are any suggestions about using the AWUS036NH that'd be great since I'm having this same issue but with the Ralink chipset. –  slow_excellence Jul 10 '14 at 19:43

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This somehow solved my problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1ETBeRQBs4. The additional problem I talked about only seems to be present sometimes and most of the times both wlan interfaces work.

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This answer fixed this issue exactly as described above.

apt-get install firmware-atheros

Try to uninstall and reinstall the firmware if it already exists:

 apt-get remove firmware-atheros

 apt-get install firmware-atheros
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Buy powered usb hub + Y cable, run adapter through thst Usually problem is electricity with usb can't provide enough for adapter.

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OP already answered his question so this answer is not needed. –  Davidenko Jul 17 at 5:52
The answer can be useful for other users who have similar issue and possibility that youtube file couldn't help them. It was my experience which helped me to fix the issue, I like to share it with others as it would be helpful, if not helpful definitely not harmful as well! –  Botmaster Jul 17 at 6:17

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