Using Ubuntu Hardy 64bit if that makes any differences, anyway. I have a USB Wifi stick thing that my desktop uses to connect to the wireless hub. It's a "ez connect N SMCWUSBS-N2" affair.
I installed ndiswrapper and installed windows xp drivers like so: -
which happily told me:
ndiswrapper -i xpdrivercode.inf
xpdrivercode : driver installed
device (XXXX:XXXX) present
Somewhere along the lines i got an error that said
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
sudo ndiswrapper -m
And going into system>admin>network - everything was greyed out.
module configuration already contains alias directive