We bought this little device as the computer is in the spare room upstairs and I had a 10m ethernet cable running from the modem downstairs near the phone point, but this looked really tacky and didn't want unwanted cables running all over the house.
So I looked into getting a wireless dongle and first of all Netgear WG111 54 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adaptor wreless-G but, looking at it, I didn't think it would do the job we intended it for and the Range max dual band did, so we sent the other one back.
I really didn't think it would work but after about 5 minutes it did this was pefect, it does it all!! We do a lot on the internet so we needed a good dongle that's compatable with our needs, it sure does that!
I have read some reviews that the range max was not so good but the range max dual band I have no problems at all, setting up was a doddle as long as you do what the instuctions say then you can't go wrong, but I would say not to use the usb cable adaptor and cradle as it didn't work with it!! It works perfectly well without it, I have it in the front of my pc at all times and I never notice it's there.
It works well being far away, I have a Netgear router that I got from sky for my broadband and I thought getting a Netgear wirless dongle would be best because of this.