Just bought a new TP-LINK tl-wn727n usb thumb drive. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. When I plug the stick in, nothing happens. This may be normal for Linux veterans but as a new Linux user coming from Windows it seems weird.
I used the lsusb command and the device appears in the terminal as:
Bus 002 Device 007: ID 148f:5370 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT5370 Wireless Adapter
It is not showing up in the network connections list and I have no idea where to go from here.