Native 802.11 Miniport Driver Shutdown

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.

For the most part, Native 802.11 miniport drivers follow the same guidelines for MiniportShutdownEx as other NDIS miniport drivers. For more information about these guidelines, see Adapter Shutdown.

In addition, the 802.11 station must turn off all radios on the NIC. After the radios are turned off, the 802.11 station must not turn the radios on following a system boot until the driver's MiniportInitializeEx function is called.

Adapter States of a Miniport Driver

Miniport Adapter States and Operations

Native 802.11 Reset, Halt, and Shutdown Operations