Try this, it should work.............
I think it is much easier to use the terminal to do this
When you download the file from the internet, put it in your /home/<username>/ directory. From there you probably need to su to root
Password: <type your password>
This will make you the superuser so you can do anything you want. From here type the command mv linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre12tar.gz /usr/local/src (a good standard for where you should put your compiled from source packages). From /usr/local/src type exit to go back to your normal user. You should now have a $ instead of a #.
You can do this in one step or two. (if these dont work you might have to su again)
tar -xzvf linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre12tar.gz
or you can do
gunzip linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre12tar.gz and then
tar -xvf linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre12tar.gz
either way you should get a directory called linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre12. change to that directory with the cd linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre12 command. From here you need to vim the README file to see specific instructions. Most compiled programs follow the format of
but these can be different for every application you are compiling.
Let me know if this gets you where you need to go