NDIS_MEDIUM enumeration (ntddndis.h)

The NDIS_MEDIUM enumeration type identifies the medium types that NDIS drivers support.

Syntax

typedef enum _NDIS_MEDIUM {
  NdisMedium802_3,
  NdisMedium802_5,
  NdisMediumFddi,
  NdisMediumWan,
  NdisMediumLocalTalk,
  NdisMediumDix,
  NdisMediumArcnetRaw,
  NdisMediumArcnet878_2,
  NdisMediumAtm,
  NdisMediumWirelessWan,
  NdisMediumIrda,
  NdisMediumBpc,
  NdisMediumCoWan,
  NdisMedium1394,
  NdisMediumInfiniBand,
  NdisMediumTunnel,
  NdisMediumNative802_11,
  NdisMediumLoopback,
  NdisMediumWiMAX,
  NdisMediumIP,
  NdisMediumMax
} NDIS_MEDIUM, *PNDIS_MEDIUM;

Constants

 
NdisMedium802_3
Specifies an Ethernet (802.3) network.
NdisMedium802_5
Specifies a Token Ring (802.5) network.

Note   Not supported in Windows 8 or later.

 
NdisMediumFddi
Specifies a Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) network.

Note   Not supported in Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 or later.

 
NdisMediumWan
Specifies a wide area network. This type covers various forms of point-to-point and WAN NICs, as
well as variant address/header formats that must be negotiated between the protocol driver and the
underlying driver after the binding is established.
NdisMediumLocalTalk
Specifies a LocalTalk network.
NdisMediumDix
Specifies an Ethernet network for which the drivers use the DIX Ethernet header format.
NdisMediumArcnetRaw
Specifies an ARCNET network.

Note   Not supported in Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 or later.

 
NdisMediumArcnet878_2
Specifies an ARCNET (878.2) network.

Note   Not supported in Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 or later.

 
NdisMediumAtm
Specifies an ATM network. Connection-oriented client protocol drivers can bind themselves to an
underlying miniport driver that returns this value. Otherwise, legacy protocol drivers bind themselves
to the system-supplied LanE intermediate driver, which reports its medium type as either of
NdisMedium802_3 or
NdisMedium802_5, depending on how the LanE driver is configured by the network
administrator.
NdisMediumWirelessWan
Specifies a wireless network. NDIS 5.X miniport drivers that support wireless LAN (WLAN) or
wireless WAN (WWAN) packets declare their medium as
NdisMedium802_3 and emulate Ethernet to higher-level NDIS drivers.



Note  Starting with Windows 7, this media type is supported and can
be used for Mobile Broadband.

 
NdisMediumIrda
Specifies an infrared (IrDA) network.
NdisMediumBpc
Specifies a broadcast PC network.
NdisMediumCoWan
Specifies a wide area network in a connection-oriented environment.
NdisMedium1394
Specifies an IEEE 1394 (fire wire) network.

Note   Not supported in Windows Vista/Windows Server 2008 or later.

 
NdisMediumInfiniBand
Specifies an InfiniBand network.
NdisMediumTunnel
Specifies a tunnel network.
NdisMediumNative802_11
Specifies a native IEEE 802.11 network.
NdisMediumLoopback
Specifies an NDIS loopback network.
NdisMediumWiMAX
Specifies an IEEE 802.16 WiMAX network.
NdisMediumIP
Specifies a generic medium that is capable of sending and receiving raw IP packets.
NdisMediumMax
A maximum value for testing purposes.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Supported in NDIS 5.1, and NDIS 6.0 and later.
Header ntddndis.h (include Ntddndis.h)