Alright, so I learned that my problem may be that I needed to either install some drivers that I already had, or get some drivers that I didn't have an then install them. So I got the compat wireless drivers from here: http://drvbp1.linux-foundation.org/~...ompat-drivers/
tar -xf /root/compat-drivers-3.9-rc2-2-su.tar.bz2
which ran through all of the install info. Then I ran a modprobe for two of the ath9k drivers
but nothing happened. I don't know if this is whats supposed to happen if everything is running smoothly or not.
Then I rebooted, and ran service networking start, and service wicd start, but when I opened wicd there were no connections available.
and when I run airmon-ng it still doesn't recognize my device. It just gives the same output I posted above when I ran it before.
What am I doing wrong?