I'm facing the same issue as many other people, but for some reason their solutions don't seem to fix my issue.
Basically I bought a TL-WN722N USB-adapter from TP-Link that I finally got delivered today. However I can't see mto get my VM to use it. I'm running VMWare pro (12.01) and am using the latest release of Kali linux as my guest OS. Might be worth adding that I've installed VM-tools too.
The guest OS does recognize the adapter, but I can't seem to get it working.
lsusb gives this:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0cf3:9271 Atheros Communications, Inc. AR9271 802.11n
So clearly the guest OS finds the USB-adapter.
But when running
iwconfig I get this:
lo no wireless connectors
eth0 no wireless connectors
So it's clear that the wireless adapter is not being used.
dmesg gives this:
ath9k htc: Firmware - ath9k /htc/htc 9271-1.4.0.fw download failed
I've tried everything from purging and re-installing the firmware using aptitude to removing and plugging the adapter in again after a reboot of the guest OS.
I'm not sure what other info might be necessary to help me in this issue, so please do ask if I'm missing anything.
I just did an
sudo apt-get update and
sudo apt-get upgrade after which the adapter worked.
However, a few minutes later after a reboot and extending my harddrive in VMWare the adapter is no longer working anymore. All I did was extend the harddrive and format the newly added partition from unalocated to ext4... :/