A connection-oriented miniport driver controls one or more miniport adapters for connection-oriented media. Connection-oriented miniport drivers must be deserialized. For more information about deserialized drivers, see Deserialized NDIS Miniport Drivers.
A connection-oriented miniport driver provides an interface between connection-oriented protocol drivers (connection-oriented clients and call managers) and NIC hardware (for example, physical miniport adapters). For a summary of connection-oriented operations performed by a connection-oriented miniport driver, see Connection-Oriented Operations Performed by Miniport Drivers.
A connection-oriented miniport driver must register the following MiniportXxx functions that are specific to connection-oriented operations:
For more information about registering these functions, see NdisMRegisterMiniportDriver.