Network Profile Management

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 discusses the management and processing of network profiles by the IHV Extensions DLL. Network profiles define the attributes for the connection operation to a basic service (BSS) network.

The IHV Extensions DLL is responsible for verifying or creating proprietary extensions to a network profile. These extensions are XML data fragments, with each fragment declared within an IHV element of the Native 802.11 XML schema. The data within the <IHV> and </IHV> tags of the IHV element is in a format defined by the IHV. For more information about the Native 802.11 XML schema, refer to the Microsoft Windows SDK documentation.

This section includes the following topics:

Network Profile Overview

Creating Network Profile Extensions

Validating Network Profile Extensions