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: