Hardware Reset
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Hardware Reset

An 802.11 miniport driver must do the following before returning from its MiniportResetfunction:

  • The driver must restore its encryption and authentication modes to the state they were in before the MiniportReset function was called.

  • The driver must restore any WEP keys saved in permanent storage.

  • The driver must remove and not restore any keys set through OID_802_11_ADD_WEP or OID_802_11_ADD_KEY.

If the device was associated before the call to MiniportReset, then the driver must do the following before completing the reset:

  • If media streaming was enabled, then the driver must disable media streaming and make a media streaming indication.

  • If the device maintains the association through the reset, then the driver must make a media connect indication before it completes the reset.

  • If the device becomes disassociated as a result of the hardware reset, then the driver must try to reassociate before it completes the reset. After the reassociation is complete, the driver must make a media connect indication. If the reassociation fails, then the driver must make a media disconnect indication following the rules described in Media Status Indications for 802.11 Networks.

 

 

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