That page only explains how to manage a WPA connection with ndiswrapper from the command line. Normally NetworkManager/wicd/whichever graphical frontend you use takes care of those steps for you automatically, in the background. Trying to do WPA from the command line can sometimes be helpful for troubleshooting issues, but in your case I think the ultimate solution is going to come down to finding the right Windows wireless driver to use in conjunction with ndiswrapper.Just looked around ndiswrapper's website. I'm not sure what this page is explaining but could this solve my problem?
Have you tried using the XP driver from Dell's website? That may possibly work better than the one I suggest you use.
No, normally this shouldn't be a problem. As long as the Windows driver supports WPA, it should support WPA with ndiswrapper as well. I think ndiswrapper just happens not to work particularly well with the Windows driver you have loaded into it now.Does the fact that I'm using an XP driver affect why I can't connect to WPA/WPA2?
By the way, as far as I know (which is limited), there is no rule that Vista drivers are categorically incompatible with ndiswrapper. Some may not work, and in general drivers for older versions of Windows tend to work better since they're simpler, but that doesn't mean that no Vista driver will work for ndiswrapper--so if you happen to have any Vista drivers that you haven't yet tested, they might be worth investigating, to see if they'd work better than the driver you currently have loaded into ndiswrapper.