New Xbee Pro 900Mhz + Xbee Explorer Serial Comm Problems

Does the FTDI show up in the Windows Hardware Manger when its plugged in?

Are the connects to/from the FTDI to the breakout correct?

Is the voltage on the XBee good? 3.3V

Which XBee modules, Series 1 or series 2? Which protocol, 802.15.4, ZB, ZNET, Digimesh?

Do you try other baud rates in X-CTU?

How about API mode?