Very odd that its not showing up in Ubuntu or in Windows.
I'm reading this review about your board:
And they are saying this about your wifi, which only further makes this seem odd:
So now I'm puzzled as to why it does not show up in lshw, or lsusb.Wireless networking has really taken off and it's great to see a USB2.0 based 802.11b/g wireless network adapter com standard with the board. Based on the Realtek RTL8186L controller, the wireless network card can also act as an access point.
I did a bit more googling and found out AzureWave made the wifi card thats on that motherboard, indeed its model number is: AW-GA800BT
# Built-in AzureWave AW-GA800BT WiFi 802.11b/g USB adapter (RTL8187L chipset)
I'm not sure what else to do with this, I have an AzureWave AW-GU210 that shipped native in my everex cloudbook, and that thing is notorious for being terrible, at least in my case its truely a usb device just buried inside, but I can replace it with any other usb stick style wifi that I wish.
I looked at screen shots of yours, particularly, http://www.virtual-hideout.net/revie...luxe/P5B26.jpg and http://www.pcstats.com/articleimages...bdeluxe_m3.jpg and I can't tell if its soldered down, but it looks like it probably is. If it isn't, then I'd probably get something a bit more standard than an AzureWave, even the RTL8187L chipset from what I found, looks to be difficult in linux WHEN it is good enough to show up. I'm not 100% convinced that card is a usb card, nothing is said that would indicate that at the ASUS website page for this board:
and if it were a usb device that wasn't working, I'd feel better if it were showing up even as some sort of unknown device under lsusb.
There is another possibility I can think of, and that is that it has a soft switch that gets triggered by the windows registry and fires it off, I know the AzureWave usb device in my stupid everex cloudbook has such a soft switch and that it barely works in linux (even though that is its native os). In your case though you may have the ability in bios to turn the wifi to "always on" or something like that, I'd be poking around in there.
Anyway, sorry the post is so long, I don't know what else to do until the blasted thing starts showing up.
Oh did you run lshw with sudo? looked like a lot of blank style answers there.