The commands you are interested in are ifconfig and iwconfig.
You may need to activate them in BIOS.
You may need to disable advanced power management for them in bios if windows keeps putting them to sleep.
With ubuntu, it is usually sufficient to plug an ethernet cable in to use the wired nic with 8139too driver. Have you tried?
Broadcom cards often need firmware ... that card should be supported by bcm43x driver.