Native 802.11 Wireless LAN Design Guide

Important The Native 802.11 Wireless LAN interface is deprecated in Windows 10 and later. Please use the WLAN Device Driver Interface (WDI) instead. For more information about WDI, see WLAN Universal Windows driver model.

This section includes the following topics:

Roadmap for Developing Native 802.11 Wireless LAN Drivers

Background Reading on 802.11

Introduction to Wireless LAN Networks

Introduction to Native 802.11

Native 802.11 Software Architecture

Native 802.11 Miniport Drivers

Native 802.11 IHV Extensions

Native 802.11 OIDs

Wi-Fi Direct Miniport Initialization and Configuration

Wi-Fi Direct Protocol Implementation

Wi-Fi Direct Device Discovery

Wi-Fi Direct Group Owner Negotiation

Wi-Fi Direct Invitation Procedure

Wi-Fi Direct Group Owner Operation

Wi-Fi Direct Client Operation

Wi-Fi Direct Provision Discovery

Wi-Fi Direct Reference Tables

Windows 8 introduces the following new features:

Wi-Fi Auto Power Save Mode

Wi-Fi Network List Offload