I found a lot of possible ways to install the s/w.
I have been using Linux for over two years now, but have opened the terminal window maybe 2 times.
Is there a method to install the s/w directly?
Don't think so. The steps in the guide:http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-netgear-wg111v2-wireless-dongle-card-on-ubuntu-edgy.html
should be all you need though.