I got a connection without encryption ..... using it now.
Using either WEP or WPA/PSK I had some odd behaviour.
The router showed it connected, and sometimes the Network Manager (drakroam?) showed connected, but never got any data through it.
I probably need to look a little more closely at the configuration before building.
Unfortunately I know little of what is needed there
Thanks for the help with this.
It looks like this is the driver for this device, coupled with the newer kernel.
If you have any further suggestions, please feel free