You can do an:
And check that it is plugged and the system can communicate with the hardware. However, wireless are a bit difficult to work with, since there are very little driver support in the kernel. I really don't know if your wireless nic is supported.
The shure way that you can installed is by ndiswrapper. Ndiswrapper will allow to use your wireless drivers for windows with linux and successfully install it.
Check at the web site for detailed instructions.
Let me know how it goes!!