Apparently I am not the only one with this problem, this was my solution, but it did not work, of course:
I downloaded the tar from another computer. I found the file of the atheros driver that I needed which is apparently atl1c, put that file on my ubuntu desktop and ran the following in the terminal:
cd ~/Desktop atl1c make sudo make install
Isn't there a simple code I could use once I have the atl1c folder on the desktop?