installing wireless driver

hello everyone.
i am kind of newbie in linux
can anyone tell me how can I install my myfi driver onto my linux?
my wifi card is atheros AR9485WB-EG as I can see from my windows device manager.

thank you

Depending on the Linux distro, that adapter should work “out of the box” in Linux with no uuser intervention required … the ath9k drivers are already included.

Are you having problems getting it too work in Linux ?

If so, which Linux distribution and version are you using (eg. Ubuntu 14.04)

i am using linux backtrack (i need to do some work for my university)
i think backtrack is debian. and my wifi is not working.

Backtrack is a pain…

Open a terminal and post the output from running these commands

sudo lshw -C network


rfkill list

hello again and I am sorry but my OS is not backtrack. It’s Kali
root@david:~# uname -a
Linux david 3.14-kali1-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.14.5-1kali1 (2014-06-07) i686 GNU/Linux

As for the lshw -C network it’s not working:
root@david:~# sudo lshw -C network
sudo: lshw: command not found

root@david:~# rfkill list
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

and i forgot to add, I am running this OS onto VMWARE

Try this instead:

lspci |grep Network

root@david:~# lspci |grep Network

root@david:~# lspci |grep Ethernet
02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] 79c970 [PCnet32 LANCE] (rev 10)

Is this a problem because I am running linux onto VMWARE (installed as virtual) ??


Look at:

With the popularity of the Raspberri Pi there are a number of usb mini wifi units e.g ( which might work. (There are cheaper ones available)

Is this a USB wirelss adapter ?

if so, with the adapter plugged in, what’s the output from:


Just re-emphasising this - your actual hardware adaptor is irrelevant as the guest OS (Kali, in your case) doesn’t get access to it.

If you burn the Kali DVD, then reboot the machine with the disc in, it should boot into a live session - can you see the wireless device then? Does it connect to the internet?