can you try this package of VLwifi and let me know if it will get your connection up on its own?
Your new file fixed the problem! Great work!
To test, I restored the original /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf file and the original /etc/wifi-radar/wifi-radar.conf file. I installed the new VLwifi and rebooted. When VL came up ifconfig showed that wlan0 was up, but it didn't have its fixed IP address. Ping did not reach my router ("Network is unreachable," I think). I then started XFce and started Network-->VLwifi. I filled in all the entries--nice to have the fixed DNS server option. OKed my way out, started SeaMonkey, and I was connected to the Net.
I then rebooted to see if the connection would come up and be ready to use. I opened a terminal and pinged my router. Then I started Opera and all the tabs I keep open permanently were connected. I then mounted the directory for my nfs networked computer (mount /mnt/hall). Loaded immediately.
I didn't have to do any hand configuring once the basic wlan0 was up, although I think command line and hand configuring are required to get the Windows driver into ndiswrapper (which I must use) and to make sure the aliases and entries are made where they're needed and to modprobe ndiswrapper. These might be showstoppers for newbies, but I guess we still have a ways to go before setting up a wireless connection is a point-and-click deal. However, following that part of the Wireless HowTo is easy compared to getting encryption working. This new VLwifi makes it very easy
As you know, I've had a very difficult time with my wireless, but since RC1 I've been able to get a solid connection. Now with VLwifi it's even easy! I hope other users have success with it, too.
One suggestion, if it can be done. When you have to choose DHCP or Fixed IP, it would be good for the other option to get unchecked automatically. In other words, make it impossible for both to be checked. It does say to make sure you have one or the other, not both, but it would be better if you *couldn't* have both of them checked.
Come on, folks. Test this out. If VLwifi works with a broad range of wireless cards and connections, this will be a wonderful feather in the cap of VL because wireless, especially with WPA, is definitely a work in progress with many distros.