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Wi-Fi Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables (Compact 2013)


In Windows Embedded Compact, you can implement various wireless LAN technologies that enable you to implement a range of wireless networking scenarios. The following technologies and standards are supported in Windows Embedded Compact:

  • 802.11 authentication
  • 802.1x authentication
  • Automatic Configuration
  • Native 802.11
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
  • Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
  • Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP)
  • Wireless network adapters
  • Roaming

For more information, see Native Wi-Fi Reference.

For more information about how to add or remove catalog items, see Create Your First OS.

The following table describes the catalog items that you can use to provide support for wireless technologies.

Catalog item

SYSGEN variable



Wireless LAN (802.11) STA - Automatic Configuration and 802.1x


Provides the 802.11 native Wi-Fi stack, which creates and manages data connections to wireless networks.


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