Sorry to post this problem here but I'm having problems getting my wireless connection to work with the newest version of Ubuntu (8.10 - Intrepid Ibex). I have searched all over the ubuntu forums and have not been able to find a solution. Just wondering if there are any Ubuntu savvy HBTers that have some advice.
That particular chipset isn't supported by the mainline MadWifi driver, but there is a patched version called madwifi-hal which does work. I don't use Ubuntu, but if you search around you should be able to find instructions on installing it.
Personally I dislike ndiswrapper, but if you can't get the native driver working it's certainly an option.