Long story short, I have a virtual machine on my ASUS.
I currently run Windows 7 on my ASUS and on my virtual machine I have Ubuntu and Kali Linux and on one of my old ancient laptops I currently have Xubuntu freshly installed.
My old laptop does not recognize any wifi, so being curious I checked on my VM and noticed that Kali Linux and Ubuntu both believe they are 'wired' physically to the internet rather than through wifi.
On my ASUS I have an Intel Centrino Wireless 6150-N, I am just learning Ubuntu right now and wondering what do I need to do to get it to recognize my wireless card rather than think it is physically connected with a cable?
I plan to eventually install Ubuntu onto my laptop directly so I have the dual boot option when I become more familiar and comfortable with it.