Why does my USB device not get recognized by Ubuntu?

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http://unix.stackexchange.com – I seem to have a problem that no else appears to have encountered before (at least a couple of hours Googling has shown this to be the case). I am running Ubuntu 12.04. I plug in the device (Linksys AE3000) and type lsusb in the terminal, but the device name doesn't show up at all. I have attempted to plug it into different USB ports, all of which work, and the device fails to be recognized. Now, I know the device works on this computer, because it also runs Windows with which the device works perfectly fine. What should I be doing? (HowTos)