Archive: Network Infrastructure Device Implementer's Guide
Updated: August 5, 2005
File name: Router_RG_WLAN.doc
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This paper provides the specific requirements and implementation details for vendors who design and produce Consumer and Small Business routers, wireless LAN access points (WLAN APs), and residential gateways (RGs) to interoperate with Windows Vista. Devices that meet the requirements and guidelines in this document will meet the requirements for the Windows Vista Logo Program.
Windows Vista delivers capabilities that change the landscape for home networks and networking device vendors. Windows Vista makes it easy to set up routers, WLAN APs, and residential gateways that deliver reliable connectivity and security-if the related devices meet a base level of requirements for interoperating with Windows Vista. This document describes those requirements.
The intent of the Windows Vista Logo Program is to create a unified set of requirements across Microsoft for Consumer routers and WLAN APs. This ensures that vendors can develop products that address multiple scenarios, without being constrained by conflicting requirements. Although these requirements specifically reflect the capabilities and technologies included in Windows Vista, care has been taken to rationalize all Microsoft requirements for routers and WLAN APs, including those for Microsoft Xbox, Small Business, Windows Media Center, into one cohesive set to maximize the program's effectiveness and benefits to partners.
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