This object identifier is optional for IrDA miniport drivers.

This object identifier requests the miniport driver to begin operating with hardware resources that the miniport driver specifies. After the miniport driver receives this request, it should not make any assumptions about the operating state of its NIC.

The miniport driver should not fail its MiniportInitialize routine solely because it cannot read its configuration. The miniport driver should instead return success and should wait for this request. During initialization, the miniport driver must perform all required initialization other than acquiring its hardware resources.

If the miniport driver is already operating, that is, it already has acquired resources, it should continue using those resources and return NDIS_STATUS_FAILURE for this request.


OS Versions: Windows CE .NET 4.0 and later.
Header: Ntddndis.h.

See Also

MiniportInitialize | IrDA Network Adapters

 Last updated on Tuesday, May 18, 2004

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