As far as I could see, one cannot set the interface in WICD, only in vasm where it was already set to wlan0. Can I assume that the WPA_supplicant is correct?
Anyway, Wicd is reporting my network name, -42dBm, WPA and Channel 11. It just will not connect. The problem seems to me to be a mis-match in protocols
My adapter uses a Ralink RT2561/RT61 device, so I used -Dralink in my wpa_supplicant command.
Properties are defaults except for 'Use Encryption' which is ON, WPA 1/2 (Prshared Key) and the key itself.