You can find out the details on the wireless adapter with the terminal (Applications-Accessories-Terminal) command
Originally Posted by raparks
If you post back the output, someone can probably suggest the correct steps to take to activate the wireless.
lspci | grep -i -E ethernet\|wireless
I recommend you use ndiswrapper only as a last resort; here's a step-by-step guide with expected outputs: [SOLVED] How to activate WG311v3 (or any ndiswrapper or native) wireless
Please post back here with more info if you require any additional assistance.