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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?

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Run the following commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic linux-headers-`uname -r`
wget -O- http://linuxwireless.org/download/compat-wireless-2.6/compat-wireless-2012-11-13-pc.tar.bz2 | tar -xj

cd compat-wireless-2012-11-13-pc
./scripts/driver-select alx
make
sudo make install

After reboot, you can use your Atheros card.

If you downloaded driver package on your desktop: Open a terminal:

cd Desktop
tar -xj compat-wireless-2012-11-13.tar.gz
cd compat-wireless-2012-11-13-pc
./scripts/driver-select alx
make
sudo make install
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But now I am getting permission denied messages. I am given to understand that there is some sort of chmod command that must be employed.<div class="post-text"> <pre><code>chmod 777 compat-wireless-2012-11-13-pc</pre></code> </div> maybe? –  Paul Nov 14 '12 at 14:11
    
Except "cd Desktop" command, try other commands with sudo. –  Hckr Nov 14 '12 at 14:32
    
OK, actually the chmod 777 strategy worked. A long process started with driver-select. But at the end I get a bunch of error messages. Error 1 and error 2 –  Paul Nov 15 '12 at 13:24
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