Network Driver Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables

Network Driver Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables (Compact 2013)

3/26/2014

In Windows Embedded Compact, you can implement network connectivity for both Ethernet and Wi-Fi networks by adding a network driver to your OS.

For more information, see Network Drivers.

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

  • Requires hardware support for connecting to a network.

The following table describes the catalog items and SYSGEN variables you can use to add support for network drivers.

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For OS images that use release builds, we recommend that you remove the VMINI shared Ethernet library by setting IMGNOSHAREETH and BSP_NOSHAREETH to 1. For more information, see IMG Environment Variables and BSP Environment Variables.

Catalog item

SYSGEN variable or BSP environment variable

Description

Dependencies

Asyncmac NDIS Driver

SYSGEN_ASYNCMAC

Provides the AsyncMAC NDIS miniport driver that supports Point-to-Point (PPP) connections over a dial-up network.

This driver can be used to support Remote Access Service (RAS) network connections.

Requires SYSGEN_NETWORKING and SYSGEN_PPP. For more information, see Dial-up Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables and Wired Local Area Network (LAN) Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables.

NE2000-compatible (PCI card)

BSP_NIC_NE2000_PCI

Provides a PCI NE2000-compatible Ethernet network adapter.

Requires SYSGEN_NETWORKING. For more information, see Wired Local Area Network (LAN) Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables.

E100bex

BSP_NIC_E100BEX

Provides the Intel Pro E100BEX Ethernet adapter driver.

Requires SYSGEN_NETWORKING. For more information, see Wired Local Area Network (LAN) Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables.

RealTek RTL8139

BSP_NIC_RTL8139

Provides the RealTek RTL8139 PCI Fast Ethernet controller.

Requires SYSGEN_NETWORKING. For more information, see Wired Local Area Network (LAN) Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables.

RealTek 8185 Native WiFi

BSP_NIC_RTLNWIFI

Provides the IEEE 802.11 RealTek PCI Wireless LAN (WLAN) network interface controller.

Requires Wi-Fi.

AR6002 Native 802.11 Miniport Driver

BSP_NIC_AR6K_NWF

Provides the IEEE 802.11 Atheros AR6002 WLAN network driver.

Requires Wi-Fi.

SMS SMSC100FD

BSP_NIC_SMSC100

The NDIS miniport driver for the SMSC100.

Requires SYSGEN_NETWORKING. For more information, see Wired Local Area Network (LAN) Catalog Items and Sysgen Variables.

TI WiLink 7.0

BSP_NIC_TIWLAN

Provides the WLAN driver for TI WiLink 7.0 on OMAP4470

Requires Wi-Fi.

NDIS User-mode I/O Driver

SYSGEN_NDISUIO

Provides a protocol driver that supports sending and receiving Ethernet frames and OID query/set.

Requires SYSGEN_NETWORKING.

Network Bridging

SYSGEN_BRIDGE

Enables connecting multiple Ethernet network segments into a single subnet by forwarding packets from one segment to another.

Requires SYSGEN_NETWORKING.

The following table describes the SYSGEN variables you can set to add network drivers to your OS.

SYSGEN variable

Description

Dependencies

SYSGEN_ETH_80211_NWIFI

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

Requires Wi-Fi.

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