Native 802.11 IHV Extensions DLL
The independent hardware vendor (IHV) can develop an IHV Extensions DLL to extend the functionality of the Native 802.11 framework. By installing an IHV Extensions DLL, the IHV can provide support for the following:
Authentication or cipher algorithms. The IHV Extensions DLL can either provide its own version of standard authentication or cipher supported by the operating system, or support proprietary algorithms not supported by the operating system.
Note Authentication or cipher algorithms supported by the IHV Extensions DLL are only used with the wireless LAN (WLAN) adapter for which the DLL was installed.
Proprietary connectivity and security configuration of the IHV's WLAN adapter.
Validation of proprietary connectivity and security profile settings.
Interface to the Native 802.11 IHV UI Extensions DLL for user notification and input.
This section describes the following set of functions called or provided by an IHV Extensions DLL.
- Native 802.11 IHV Extensibility Functions
These functions are provided by the operating system and are called by the IHV Extensions DLL.
- Native 802.11 IHV Handler Functions
These functions are provided by the IHV Extensions DLL and are called by the Native 802.11 IHV Extensibility Host module.
For more information about the Native 802.11framework, see Native 802.11 Software Architecture.
Build date: 12/9/2013