802.11 Authentication Algorithms

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 following topics describe the standard 802.11 authentication algorithms supported by the Native 802.11 miniport driver:

Open System Authentication

Shared Key Authentication

WPA

RSNA

In addition, a miniport driver, operating in Extensible Station (ExtSTA) mode, can support proprietary or non-standard authentication algorithms. For more information about how these algorithms are supported, see Extending Support for 802.11 Authentication Algorithms.