I have an AWUS036NH as well. It works with BT5r1 KDE live cd, but I can't for the life of me get it to work with vmware or virtualbox with either BT5 nor BT4r1. I have tried the blacklisting rt2800usb and/or rt2870sta, still no luck. I have also tried the lastest update of compat-wireless drivers according to the BT5 wiki, still no go. I am running windows 7 32bit with vmworkstation 8.0.1 and virtualbox 4.1.8. If you manage to get it to work in vm or virtualbox, please do tell. I think it is a virtualization problem though. I am not giving up. Thanks.