NDIS Miniport Drivers (NDIS 5.1)

Note NDIS 5. x has been deprecated and is superseded by NDIS 6. x. For new NDIS driver development, see Network Drivers Starting with Windows Vista. For information about porting NDIS 5. x drivers to NDIS 6. x, see Porting NDIS 5.x Drivers to NDIS 6.0.

This section discusses NDIS miniport drivers and includes the following topics:

Introduction to NDIS Miniport Drivers

Overview of Miniport Driver Operations and Functions

Miniport Driver DriverEntry Function and Initialization

Transferring Data

Obtaining and Setting Miniport Driver Information and NDIS Support for WMI

Plug and Play for NDIS Miniport Drivers

Power Management for NDIS Miniport Drivers

Reset, Halt, and Shutdown Functions

Task Offload

Load Balancing and Failover

Miniport Driver with a WDM Lower Interface

WAN Miniport Drivers

802.11 Wireless LAN Miniport Drivers

IrDA Miniport Drivers

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