There have been, and continue to be, a lot of discussion about routers -
which are good, which aren't, etc.
For Vista, there is a Router logo program. It's pretty good. There are two
flavors: " Works with", and "Certified for".
Both the Xbox Live tests and the Media Center tests have been subsumed into
this program, so all the device that get logo'd pass those tests as well.
"Works With" a.k.a Basic, routers have to have a LLTD responder in them,
Implement Windows Connect Now (WCN), Support QOS, be a cone or
restricted-cone NAT, plus a qualitative (uptime and stress) component.
Works with routers can be found here: http://winqual.microsoft.com/hcl/
1. Select the "Works With" logo under Devices
2. Select X86 processor
3. Select "Wireless Routers" under category
4. Click "Start"
"Certified for" a.k.a premium, have to have all that a basic router has,
plus a dual-band radio (A+BGN), plus 6to4 service, and more that I've
"Certified for" routers can be found by using the same steps as above,
except for step 1 select the "Certified For" logo. The other steps are all
These lists will be updated as new routers pass the submission criteria, so
you should check back frequently.
These are all good routers. They're not cheap (~$130), but you get what you