I have managed to use ndiswrapper to try and use Windows XP driver (inf, sys etc) and ndiswrapper is now configured and can see the device;
I verified this with 'ndiswrapper -l'
which shows device present with correct device id as matched in 'lsusb'.
The ndiswrapper guide from the source docs then advise to 'modprobe ndiswapper' to insert and load the module to allow a wlan0 device to be configured with wireless-tools.
But I get the error:
FATAL: Error inserting ndiswrapper (/lib/modules/22.214.171.124/misc/ndiswrapper.ko): Invalid module format
I thought the '.ko' format was correct for 2.6.x kernel and '.o' was for 2.4.x kernel.
Where am I going wrong??