I have a device with only one USB port (BeagleBone Black), and I would like to connect to a WiFi network on it. I recently purchased an ASUS USB N-13, which works out of the box on Ubuntu 14.04. The device comes on, but the problem is that since it takes up my only USB port, I can't use a keyboard to connect to my password-protected network, and if I connect to the network via ethernet cable, the wireless receiver does not get activated (No LED lit up).
Is there any way to solve this issue without purchasing a USB hub? My preferred solution would be to enable the wireless receiver while I have an ethernet cable plugged in, but I cannot figure out how to do that.