For those of us used to Windows management tools, getting a comprehensive list of data regarding installed hardware on a Linux box can be a little daunting. Whilst recently migrating a virtualised ubuntu box, I needed to find out just what network hardware was in use.
Within a linux shell, type the following
lshw -class network
This will produce a full list of all installed network hardware. For newbies, the define name you are probably looking for is called logical name.