DOT11_PHY_ATTRIBUTES structure

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.

The DOT11_PHY_ATTRIBUTES structure defines the physical and operating attributes of a PHY on the 802.11 station.

Syntax

typedef struct DOT11_PHY_ATTRIBUTES {
  NDIS_OBJECT_HEADER                  Header;
  DOT11_PHY_TYPE                      PhyType;
  BOOLEAN                             bHardwarePhyState;
  BOOLEAN                             bSoftwarePhyState;
  BOOLEAN                             bCFPollable;
  ULONG                               uMPDUMaxLength;
  DOT11_TEMP_TYPE                     TempType;
  DOT11_DIVERSITY_SUPPORT             DiversitySupport;
  union {
    DOT11_HRDSSS_PHY_ATTRIBUTES HRDSSSAttributes;
    DOT11_OFDM_PHY_ATTRIBUTES   OFDMAttributes;
    DOT11_ERP_PHY_ATTRIBUTES    ERPAttributes;
  };
  ULONG                               uNumberSupportedPowerLevels;
  ULONG                               TxPowerLevels[8];
  ULONG                               uNumDataRateMappingEntries;
  DOT11_DATA_RATE_MAPPING_ENTRY       DataRateMappingEntries[DOT11_RATE_SET_MAX_LENGTH];
  DOT11_SUPPORTED_DATA_RATES_VALUE_V2 SupportedDataRatesValue;
} DOT11_PHY_ATTRIBUTES, *PDOT11_PHY_ATTRIBUTES;

Members

Header

The type, revision, and size of the DOT11_PHY_ATTRIBUTES structure. This member is formatted as an NDIS_OBJECT_HEADER structure.

The miniport driver must set the members of Header to the following values:

Type

This member must be set to NDIS_OBJECT_TYPE_DEFAULT.

Revision

This member must be set to DOT11_PHY_ATTRIBUTES_REVISION_1.

Size

This member must be set to sizeof(DOT11_PHY_ATTRIBUTES).

For more information about these members, see NDIS_OBJECT_HEADER.

PhyType

The type of the PHY as specified by a DOT11_PHY_TYPE enumerator value.

bHardwarePhyState

A Boolean value that specifies the hardware power state of the PHY. If TRUE, the hardware power state is enabled. If FALSE, the hardware power state is disabled.

For more information about the PHY's hardware power state, see OID_DOT11_HARDWARE_PHY_STATE.

Note  Whenever the PHY's hardware power state changes, the miniport driver must make an NDIS_STATUS_DOT11_PHY_STATE_CHANGED media-specific status indication.

bSoftwarePhyState

A Boolean value that specifies the software power state of the PHY. If TRUE, the software power state is enabled. If FALSE, the software power state is disabled.

For more information about the PHY's software power state, see OID_DOT11_NIC_POWER_STATE.

Note  Whenever the PHY's software power state changes, the miniport driver must make an NDIS_STATUS_DOT11_PHY_STATE_CHANGED media-specific status indication.

bCFPollable

A Boolean value that, if set to TRUE, indicates that the 802.11 station supports CF-Poll frames. For more information about CF-Poll frames, refer to Clause 9.4 of the IEEE 802.11-2012 standard.

This member is not applicable to the Extensible Access Point (ExtAP) operation mode and is ignored when the NIC is in the ExtAP mode.

uMPDUMaxLength

The maximum length, in bytes, of a media access control (MAC) protocol data unit (MPDU) frame that the PHY can transmit or receive. For more information, see OID_DOT11_MPDU_MAX_LENGTH.

Note  Whenever the PHY's software power state changes, the miniport driver must make an NDIS_STATUS_DOT11_MPDU_MAX_LENGTH_CHANGED media-specific status indication.

TempType

The PHY's operating temperature range, defined through a DOT11_TEMP_TYPE enumeration value.

DiversitySupport

The PHY's type of antenna diversity, defined through a DOT11_DIVERSITY_SUPPORT enumeration value.

PhySpecificAttributes

PhySpecificAttributes.HRDSSSAttributes

PhySpecificAttributes.OFDMAttributes

PhySpecificAttributes.ERPAttributes

Remarks

The NDIS_MINIPORT_ADAPTER_NATIVE_802_11_ATTRIBUTES structure contains a member (pExtPhyAttributes) that specifies the address of an array of DOT11_PHY_ATTRIBUTES structures. When the miniport driver calls NdisMSetMiniportAttributes, the driver sets the MiniportAttributes parameter to the address of driver-allocated block of memory which contains an NDIS_MINIPORT_ADAPTER_NATIVE_802_11_ATTRIBUTES structure along with the array of DOT11_PHY_ATTRIBUTES structure.

Requirements

   
Minimum supported client Available in Windows Vista and later versions of the Windows operating systems.
Header windot11.h (include Ndis.h)

See also

DOT11_DIVERSITY_SUPPORT

DOT11_PHY_TYPE

DOT11_OFDM_PHY_ATTRIBUTES

DOT11_SUPPORTED_DATA_RATES_VALUE_V2

DOT11_ERP_PHY_ATTRIBUTES

OID_DOT11_NIC_POWER_STATE

OID_DOT11_HARDWARE_PHY_STATE

NdisMSetMiniportAttributes

NDIS_MINIPORT_ADAPTER_NATIVE_802_11_ATTRIBUTES

DOT11_TEMP_TYPE

DOT11_DATA_RATE_MAPPING_ENTRY

DOT11_HRDSSS_PHY_ATTRIBUTES

NDIS_OBJECT_HEADER