I have a Zio 54Mbps Wireless PCI network adapter. The router that I have is a Linksys, not sure of the model. (the blue one)
I know it is not one of the better cards out there, but it has been working fine with XP Pro.
I did not notice if it was recognized in device manager.
This is it here:
-Operates in the 2.4Ghz frequency spectrum with throughput of up to 54Mbps-Complies with IEEE802.11g draft standards, and backwards compatible with IEEE802.11b products-Supports up to 128-bit WEP encryption and WPA security-32-bit Cardbus interface-Compatible with Windows 98SE, Milennium, 2000, and XP
DescriptionThe wireless Network Adapter is a powerful 32-bit Cardbus Adapter that installs quickly and easily into PCs. The Adapter can be used in Ad-Hoc mode to connect directly with other cards for peer-to-peer file sharing or in Infrastructure mode to connect with a wireless access point or router for access to the internet in your office or home network.
The Wireless Cardbus Adapter connects you with 802.11g networks at up to an incredible 54Mbps!
And for added versatilty, it can also interoperate with all the up to 11Mbps 802.11b products found in homes, businesses, and public wireless hotsports around the country. And in either mode, your wireless communications are protected by industrial-strength WPA, so your data stays secure.
IEEE-802.11b / IEE-802.11g / IEEE802.1x Network interface :
PCI 2.2Wiress Frequency Range :
2.4000~2.4835GHz (ISM Band) Data Rate :
54/48/36/24/18/12/11/9/6/5.5/2/1Mbps Auto Rate Sensing Spread Spectrum :
64, 128-bit WEP, WPA, WPA-PSK (TKIP, AES) and IEEE802.1x, WPA2 Transmitter Output Power:
15dbm (Typical)@54Mbps Operating System:
Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP/2003/WinX64 LED :
LNK/ACT Demension , Weight :
120mm(H) x 40mm(W) , 50g Operating Temperature-Humidity :
0 °c ~ 40 °c (32 °F ~ 104 °F) , 10%~85% (Non-Condensing) Storage Temperature-Humidity :
-20 °c ~ 70 °c (-4 °F ~ 158 °F) , 5%~90% (Non-Condensing)