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On kernel 2.4, kernel modules are xxxx.o; whereas on 2.6 they are xxxx.so. As you mentioned something about ndiswrapper.o, it looked as if you had a 2.4 kernel. Either will work with ndiswrapper.
As I pointed out earlier, there are two parts to ndiswrapper. The command-line part handles the loading of the Windows driver. You will need the appropriate ".sys" and ".inf" files. Follow the instructions in the ndiswrapper documentation to get the driver loaded and your system prepared to load the driver, once the kernel module part of ndiswrapper is ready.
Yes, there is a way to automate the process. My SuSE distribution loads all the drivers and gets my 28 character WPA passphrase (I'm a nut for security.) loaded. How VectorLinux does it, I haven't a clue.