When you say it doesn't work, do you mean that it doesn't show up as detected, or what?
My netbook has a Broadcom wireless card that for some reason gets detected as eth0 but has the normal wireless extensions. Net-applet will not scan for wireless networks, and it won't show signal strength like usual, but drakroam lets me scan and connect just fine.
When you configure the network, what shows up?
Is the card recognized?
If you could give more details on what you are seeing it would be helpful.