Test your router/IGD for Vista compatibility

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Barb Bowman, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Barb Bowman

    Joe Guidera Guest

    It would be extremely helpful if the test results explain what is impacted
    within Windows Vista based on each test result. In other words, with the
    exception of one mention of Windows Meeting Space there's no connection
    between the tests and their impacts on your Windows Vista experience, what
    should work and what might or might not work.

    A link from the NAT test, for example, to the technical document on Teredo
    while interesting, isn't really doing much to tell the average home user
    what they should expect (or for that matter what they should be asking their
    hardware manufacturer for when they purchase equipment).

    I also find it interesting that not a single business class device is listed
    as certified or works with Vista despite many of those devices having
    end-to-end support for IPV6 (which is what you're really after) since
    roughly 2000-2001.

    I took a quick look for Cisco Systems certified devices (as an example) and
    not a single device is listed (though several Cisco-Linksys LLC devices were
    listed).. I assume this is because either the Winqual page is being
    targeted at end users or that those devices have not yet been tested?

    I certainly appreciate the automated test. It's definitely a step in the
    right direction. The same sort of thing needs to be incorporated into Vista
    diagnostics itself (for example the "diagnose" function in Vista should be
    able to tell the end user what it tested and what the results were - right
    now it tries to dumb-down results and just tells you things like - unplug
    your router or reset your adapter - but doesn't tell you what it tried to
    test and what the results were - which is a disservice to the end user as it
    doesn't inform them of what they need to do in the future to avoid a

    Joe Guidera, Apr 1, 2007
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  2. Barb Bowman

    Barb Bowman Guest

    see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932134


    Barb Bowman
    MS Windows-MVP
    Expert Zone & Vista Community Columnist
    Barb Bowman, Apr 1, 2007
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  3. The whole effort was and is geard toward the home & retail experience. We
    didn't test enterprise-grade equipment, becuase that is generally of higher
    quality. We realize that is a hole that wasn't covered, but with the
    resources we had, the retail space (and problems) are HUGE compared to the
    enterprise/business space.

    Karl Froelich [MS], Apr 2, 2007
  4. Interesting. Sometimes IE complains about web sites but is OK after a
    refresh, but I get this both at home (the MS MN-700) and also at work where
    there is "enterprise class" switches and router, so I have not mentally
    ascribed these symptoms to the MN-700 router.

    Bruce Sanderson MVP Printing

    It is perfectly useless to know the right answer to the wrong question.
    Bruce Sanderson, Apr 4, 2007
  5. Barb Bowman

    Gary Guest

    I never gave it any thought that my router was the problem in Vista. I
    installed Vista the day after it was released and had the problem up until
    last week. When I ran the Microsoft's Vista test for routers and it failed
    two of the tests that's when I decided to try the WRT300N and have not had
    no problem with any web site loading. People should be running that test if
    they have problem with web site loading in Vista. I now know router's could
    cause problem's in Vista.
    Gary, Apr 4, 2007
  6. Barb Bowman

    Ric Sterling Guest

    Thank you Papa: you hit this on the head..speak clear conseis english, and
    in Layman terms..so us common user can understand..

    I cant get my printer to work with my vitsa on laptop to work with my xp
    Ric Sterling, Apr 7, 2007
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