So … there I was putting the WL-168 dongle in the USB slot of my old laptop with Ubuntu 7.x on it ..
Nothing happened! Ow dear… well I can save you the trouble…. just upgrade to ubuntu 9.x and the stick is automagically recognized AND configured 🙂
Now you only need to select your network and put in the password hurray!
Works like a charm. Thumbs up for Sitecom!