Well everyone, after a long and through investigation into this it looks like I'm going to have to call it quits on this one. I've done just about everything suggested both from this site, and Google, but I seem to have no luck on this issue. I think Ubuntu just does not like the card that I have. Oh well, being a penny pincher has it's downsides. I'm looking into getting a new wireless card soon.
Time elapsed for Ping test to connect = 10s.
Time elapsed for Download test to connect = 6s.
Time elapsed for Upload test to connect = 27s.
Windows XP x86
Time elapsed for Ping test to connect = 3s.
Time elapsed for Download test to connect = 2s.
Time elapsed for Upload test to connect = 6s.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 148f:9021 Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501USB Wireless Adapter Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0151 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. Mass Storage Device (Multicard Reader)