Sorry for the delay, did you already find an answer?
Originally Posted by breezOfLife
How do I create a new directory with the extracted ndiswrapper files so it will be accessible to install?
Since you downloaded a .tar.gz file, what you do goes something like this (in a terminal):
$ cd the/dir/where/you/downloaded
$ tar xf ndiswrapper-1.43.tar.gz
$ cd ndiswrapper-1.43
$ sudo make install
Then you get your card’s windows driver out and do “sudo ndiswrapper -i filename.inf”, followed by “sudo modprobe ndiswrapper”. Use iwconfig to set up your card. Btw, all the previous instructions are outlined here
Alternatively, you might download a “.deb” file from somewhere, or even set up a local repository containing ndiswrapper and whatever other dependencies it needs.