Re: install issues
Welcome to Ubuntu and the forums.
First, you should know that unless you only installed the server edition (No GUI), 10.04 is no longer supported, and thus not a good idea to run.
You should stick with something supported, like 12.04 or 13.10.
Help is much easier when more is known about your card. A good start:
More than likely, a moderator will move this to the networking forum, and Wildman will be able to get you up and running.
sudo lshw -C network
Jane, stop this crazy thing!