Thanks for the replies!
Here's the output.
I never manually switch off wireless in Windows. However, every time I boot up the switch is orange until some point in the Windows boot. It just stays orange if I choose to boot into ubuntu.
mitch@:~$ uname -mr
mitch@:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
04:00.0 Network controller : Ralink corp. Device [1814:539a]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1839]
Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci
05:00.0 Ethernet controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 07)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1818]
Kernel driver in use: r8169