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.

When set, the OID_DOT11_SAFE_MODE_ENABLED object identifier (OID) requests that the miniport driver enable 802.11 safe mode on the 802.11 station by setting the Boolean value msDot11SafeModeEnabled to TRUE.

The data type for this OID is a Boolean value.

The miniport driver must fail a set request with error code NDIS_STATUS_INVALID_STATE if the 802.11 station is in any state except the initialization (INIT) state. When this OID is queried when the extensible station is in the INIT state, the miniport driver must complete the request if the NIC set the bSafeModeImplemented member of the DOT11_EXTSTA_ATTRIBUTES structure to TRUE. Otherwise, the miniport driver should fail the set request.

This OID is set only if the NIC implements the 802.11 safe mode of operation, as indicated by the value of the bSafeModeImplemented member of DOT11_EXTSTA_ATTRIBUTES.

If this OID is not set, its default value is used.

Safe mode is disabled by default. The default value of msDot11SafeModeEnabled is FALSE.

When queried, OID_DOT11_SAFE_MODE_ENABLED requests that the miniport driver return the value of msDot11SafeModeEnabled.

When in safe mode, the miniport driver should ignore dot11ExcludeUnencrypted.



Available in Windows Vista and later versions of the Windows operating systems.


Windot11.h (include Ndis.h)

See also



Native 802.11 Wireless LAN OIDs