Did you check to see if it worked before you installed ndiswrapper and the windows drivers? Here are a few things to check:
I installed ndiswrapper and graphical interface for it, installed windows drivers under wine and installed them in ndiswrapper (which supports this model).
Make sure you enabled the USB device through VMware (VM > Removable Devices > USB > your USB wifi adapter)
If that doesn't work open the terminal and observe the output of
If you are still having issues you will have to supply more information but just check the basics for now. If your problem persists please post the output of the following commands. This will help diagnose the issue.
dmesg | tail