Summary: Functional, as of today after so many years it is still working! I even could install it on a computer running with Linux Debian 7.2.0 and it was immediately recognized even during the installation of Linux.
Summary: It will not stay in the PCI slot. Any vibration of the PC case will disconnect it and make it unusable. If you're lucky you'll "only" need a restart, if not it needs to be plugged out and in again (sometimes repeatedly) to make it work. The wireless signal looked ok for the brief moments when it stayed in contact with the PCI slot. But one will not get to enjoy it for long..
Summary: I needed to work on computers in my basement. This card allows me to plug it into the computer I'm working on and access the internet through my wireless router. It works great and solves my problem. My router is about 60 feet from my work bench in the basement and I get good transfers.
Summary: I'll bet you aren't if you are using this card. The reason I gave this ** rather than * is that it works great on XP and ME. But try using it with Vista running on a Core 2 Duo system, and the system freezes on bootup. My workaround is to disable the card, start up the system, then re-enable it. Then, it works fine. But one has to remember to disable it every time they intend to shutdown or restart their system.