Summary: As with many "add on" computer components the Netgear adapter was suppose to be "plug and play". It was not. Required 2 phone calls to tech support to get it to function in my desktop computer. When it got working it now does fine job.
Summary: You had to download the correct drivers and software. It took me forever to figure out the model number and which software to get. Other than that, the wireless was marginally better than my laptops old wireless card.
Excerpt: It also may not function as well if you have built in wireless still turned on. Other than the occasional reset of the device, I am very satisfied with the way it works and how easy it works with Windows. This device is kind of bulky, and the bright blue LED on it can be annoying sometimes. The program is easy to install, though. However, if you just want a signal booster to get the job done, this is a good choice and candidate for your purchase.
Summary: I ordered a refurbished Netgear WPN111 RangeMax Wireless Adapter for less than half the cost of a brand new one, and it's great. I have it paired with a NetGear RangeMax Wireless Router, and both work perfectly. It's really easy to switch it between computers too, so if you have more than one laptop that you want to use it on, it's no problem. Great product, great deal.
Summary: This product actually had worse reception than the wireless card installed with my computer. Netgear says that this card will improve the performance when paired with the rangemax wireless router. Well in my experience it did nothing of the sort.