Just (re)installed the driver as per instructions, the outcome's the same:
1) The device comes up
2) I can see all wireless networks
3) My router prompts for the WPA password
4) it fails to connect

I then disabled the security on the router and could connect without any problems so I guess this would point to the Security setting.
the log shows these errors, but not sure if this is the problem:

un 25 11:08:08 MusicPc kernel: [ 13.754803] I/F(wlan0) Key1Str is Invalid key length! KeyLen = 0!
Jun 25 11:08:08 MusicPc kernel: [ 13.754819] I/F(wlan0) Key2Str is Invalid key length! KeyLen = 0!
Jun 25 11:08:08 MusicPc kernel: [ 13.754834] I/F(wlan0) Key3Str is Invalid key length! KeyLen = 0!
Jun 25 11:08:08 MusicPc kernel: [ 13.754849] I/F(wlan0) Key4Str is Invalid key length! KeyLen = 0!
Jun 25 11:08:08 MusicPc kernel: [ 13.755081] 1. Phy Mode = 5
Jun 25 11:08:08 MusicPc kernel: [ 13.755082] 2. Phy Mode = 5
Jun 25 11:08:08 MusicPc kernel: [ 13.773060] RTMPSetPhyMode: channel is out of range, use first channel=1
Jun 25 11:08:08 MusicPc kernel: [ 13.780650] 3. Phy Mode = 9
Jun 25 11:08:08 MusicPc kernel: [ 13.785071] MCS Set = ff ff 00 00 01


Thanks