Native 802.11 Miniport Drivers

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.

This section describes Native 802.11 miniport drivers for wireless LAN (WLAN) devices. These drivers provide a network interface over the WLAN media for both infrastructure and independent basic service set (IBSS) networks.

Note IBSS (Ad hoc) and SoftAP are deprecated. Starting with Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2, use Wi-Fi Direct.

The following topics describe the functionality of a Native 802.11 miniport driver:

Introduction to Native 802.11 Miniport Drivers

Extending Native 802.11 Functionality

Native 802.11 Miniport Driver Operations

Native 802.11 Operation Modes

Native 802.11 Operating States

Native 802.11 Miniport Driver Initialization

Native 802.11 Miniport Driver Registration

Native 802.11 Miniport Driver Configuration

Native 802.11 Scan Operations

Native 802.11 Network Operations

Native 802.11 Authentication Operations

Native 802.11 Cipher Operations

Native 802.11 Send and Receive Operations

Native 802.11 Status Indications

DOT11_ASSOC_STATUS status codes

Native 802.11 OIDs

Native 802.11 Statistics

Native 802.11 Power Management

Native 802.11 Reset, Halt, and Shutdown Operations

Virtual WiFi in Kernel Mode