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OK, if your system is seeing wlan0, then the ndiswrapper module is loaded and functioning. So far so good. So how are you trying to set the proper SSID and WEP key (assuming you use WEP). Just loading the ndiswrapper module doesn't mean your card is configured to use your access point.
If you open a console, you should be able to use the iwconfig command to set the SSID, and any other parameters. Once that is done, you need to get an IP either by requesting it from a DHCP server or by assigning it with ifconfig.
I've only used Knoppix from a CD, and if I remember correctly, in the Knoppix menu there is a tool that lets you set up the card configuration and a second tool that requests an IP address from a DHCP server.