DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION_PARAMETERS structure

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.
 

The DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION_PARAMETERS structure specifies the results of the association operation performed by the 802.11 station with either an access point (AP) or peer station. The Native 802.11 miniport driver includes a DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION_PARAMETERS structure when the miniport driver makes an NDIS_STATUS_DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION status indication.

Syntax


typedef struct DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION_PARAMETERS {
  NDIS_OBJECT_HEADER     Header;
  DOT11_MAC_ADDRESS      MacAddr;
  DOT11_ASSOC_STATUS     uStatus;
  BOOLEAN                bReAssocReq;
  BOOLEAN                bReAssocResp;
  ULONG                  uAssocReqOffset;
  ULONG                  uAssocReqSize;
  ULONG                  uAssocRespOffset;
  ULONG                  uAssocRespSize;
  ULONG                  uBeaconOffset;
  ULONG                  uBeaconSize;
  ULONG                  uIHVDataOffset;
  ULONG                  uIHVDataSize;
  DOT11_AUTH_ALGORITHM   AuthAlgo;
  DOT11_CIPHER_ALGORITHM UnicastCipher;
  DOT11_CIPHER_ALGORITHM MulticastCipher;
  ULONG                  uActivePhyListOffset;
  ULONG                  uActivePhyListSize;
  BOOLEAN                bFourAddressSupported;
  BOOLEAN                bPortAuthorized;
  UCHAR                  ucActiveQoSProtocol;
  DOT11_DS_INFO          DSInfo;
  ULONG                  uEncapTableOffset;
  ULONG                  uEncapTableSize;
  DOT11_CIPHER_ALGORITHM MulticastMgmtCipher;
  ULONG                  uAssocComebackTime;
} DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION_PARAMETERS, *PDOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION_PARAMETERS;

Members

Header

The type, revision, and size of the DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION_PARAMETERS structure. This member is formatted as an NDIS_OBJECT_HEADER structure.

The miniport driver must set the members of Header to the following values:

Type

This member must be set to NDIS_OBJECT_TYPE_DEFAULT.

Revision

This member must be set to DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION_PARAMETERS_REVISION_1.

Size

This member must be set to sizeof(DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION_PARAMETERS).

For more information about these members, see NDIS_OBJECT_HEADER.

MacAddr

The media access control (MAC) address of the access point (AP) (for infrastructure BSS networks) or peer station (for independent BSS (IBSS) networks) that the 802.11 station attempted to connect to.

uStatus

The completion status of the association operation, as specified by a value defined for DOT11_ASSOC_STATUS.

bReAssocReq

A Boolean value that indicates whether the 802.11 station sent an 802.11 Association or Reassociation frame to the AP. If TRUE, the 802.11 station sent an 801.11 Reassociation Request frame to the AP. If FALSE, the 802.11 station sent an 802.11 Association Request frame to the AP.

A value of TRUE for the bReAssocReq member is valid only if the dot11DesiredBSSType MIB object is set to dot11_BSS_type_infrastructure.

bReAssocResp

A Boolean value that indicates whether the 802.11 station received an 802.11 Association or Reassociation frame from the AP. If TRUE, the 802.11 station received an 802.11 Reassociation Response frame from the AP. If FALSE, the 802.11 station received an 802.11 Association Response frame from the AP.

A value of TRUE for the bReAssocResp member is valid only if the dot11DesiredBSSType MIB object is set to dot11_BSS_type_infrastructure.

uAssocReqOffset

The offset of the request frame that is used in the association operation. The frame does not include the 802.11 MAC header.

This offset is relative to the start of the buffer that contains the DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION_PARAMETERS structure.

The Association Request frame that is returned by the miniport driver depends on the setting of the IEEE 802.11 dot11DesiredBSSType MIB object:

  • If the dot11DesiredBSSType MIB object is set to dot11_BSS_type_infrastructure, the frame is either the 802.11 Association Request frame (if bReAssocReq is FALSE) or Reassociation Request frame (if bReAssocReq is TRUE) that was sent to the AP.The miniport driver must return an 802.11 Probe Request frame that is either sent by the association initiator or created by the driver based on information that was exchanged during the association operation.

  • If the dot11DesiredBSSType MIB object is set to dot11_BSS_type_independent, the miniport driver must set the uAssocReqOffset member to zero.

The miniport driver must set the uAssocReqOffset and uAssocReqSize members to zero if it was unable to send a request frame during the association operation. For example, if the AP failed the 802.11 Authentication frame that was sent by the 802.11 station, the miniport driver must set uAssocReqOffset and uAssocReqSize to zero.

uAssocReqSize

The length of the request frame that is used in the association operation. The length of the frame does not include the 802.11 MAC header.

If the dot11DesiredBSSType MIB object is set to dot11_BSS_type_independent, the miniport driver must set the uAssocReqSize member to zero.

uAssocRespOffset

The offset of the response frame that is used in the association operation. The frame does not include the 802.11 MAC header.

This offset is relative to the start of the buffer, which contains the DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION_PARAMETERS structure.

The association response frame that is returned by the miniport driver depends on the setting of the IEEE 802.11 dot11DesiredBSSType MIB object:

  • If the dot11DesiredBSSType MIB object is set to dot11_BSS_type_infrastructure, the frame is either the 802.11 Association Response frame (if bReAssocReq is TRUE) or Reassociation Response frame (if bReAssocReq is FALSE) that was received from the AP. The miniport driver must return an 802.11 Probe Response frame that is either sent to the association initiator or created by the driver based on information exchanged during the association operation.

  • If the dot11DesiredBSSType MIB object is set to dot11_BSS_type_independent, the miniport driver must set the uAssocRespOffset member to zero.

The miniport driver must set the uAssocRespOffset and uAssocRespSize members to zero if it did not receive a response frame during the association operation.

uAssocRespSize

The length of the response frame that is used in the association operation. The length of the frame does not include the 802.11 MAC header.

If the dot11DesiredBSSType MIB object is set to dot11_BSS_type_independent, the miniport driver must set the uAssocRespSize member to zero.

uBeaconOffset

The offset of the last received 802.11 Beacon or Probe Response frames. The miniport driver must exclude the 802.11 MAC header for these frames when making the NDIS_STATUS_DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION status indication.

This offset is relative to the start of the buffer, which contains the DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION_PARAMETERS structure.

Note  If the authentication algorithm used on the association was Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) or IEEE 802.11i Robust Security Network Association (RSNA), the miniport driver must always return the last received 802.11 Beacon frame and must not set the uBeaconOffset and uBeaconSize members to zero.
 
uBeaconSize

The length of the last received 802.11 Beacon frame. The length of the frame does not include the 802.11 MAC header.

uIHVDataOffset

The offset of a block of data in a proprietary format that is defined by the IHV. The IHV can use this data block for any purposes that are related to the NDIS_STATUS_DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION status indication.

This offset is relative to the start of the buffer, which contains the DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION_PARAMETERS structure.

If the miniport driver is not returning IHV data in the NDIS_STATUS_DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION status indication, it must set uIHVDataOffset to zero.

uIHVDataSize

The length of the block of data that is used by the IHV for the NDIS_STATUS_DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION status indication. If the miniport driver is not returning IHV data in this indication, it must set uIHVDataSize to zero.

AuthAlgo

The authentication algorithm that the 802.11 station resolved with the AP or peer station during the association operation. For more information about the data type for the AuthAlgo member, see DOT11_AUTH_ALGORITHM.

The miniport driver must set this member to zero if uStatus is not set to DOT11_ASSOCIATION_STATUS_SUCCESS.

UnicastCipher

The unicast cipher algorithm that the 802.11 station resolved with the AP or peer station during the association operation. For more information about the data type for the UnicastCipher member, see DOT11_CIPHER_ALGORITHM.

The miniport driver must set this member to zero if uStatus is not set to DOT11_ASSOCIATION_STATUS_SUCCESS.

MulticastCipher

The multicast cipher algorithm that the 802.11 station resolved with the AP or peer station during the association operation. For more information about the data type for the MulticastCipher member, see DOT11_CIPHER_ALGORITHM.

The miniport driver must set this member to zero if uStatus is not set to DOT11_ASSOCIATION_STATUS_SUCCESS.

uActivePhyListOffset

The offset of the list of PHY identifiers (IDs) that the 802.11 station uses to send or receive packets on the BSS network connection.

The Extensible Station (ExtSTA) msDot11ActivePhyList MIB object also references the active PHY list. For more information about this MIB object, see OID_DOT11_ACTIVE_PHY_LIST.

Entries in the active PHY list can be one of the following values:

  • A PHY ID that is specified by the ExtSTA msDot11DesiredPhyList MIB object. For more information about this MIB object, see OID_DOT11_DESIRED_PHY_LIST.

  • DOT11_PHY_ID_ANY. The miniport driver can set an entry to this value if the msDot11ActivePhyList MIB object specifies all of the PHY IDs that are specified by the msDot11DesiredPhyList MIB object. An entry with the value of DOT11_PHY_ID_ANY must be the only entry in the active PHY list.

The offset of the active PHY list is relative to the start of the buffer that contains the DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION_PARAMETERS structure.

The miniport driver must set the uActivePhyListOffset and uActivePhyListSize members to zero if uStatus is not set to DOT11_ASSOCIATION_STATUS_SUCCESS.

uActivePhyListSize

The length of the active PHY list. The uActivePhyListSize member must be a multiple of sizeof(ULONG).

bFourAddressSupported

A Boolean value that, if set to TRUE, specifies that the 802.11 station has associated with an AP that supports distribution system (DS) services for ISO Layer 2 bridging on any station in the BSS network, including mobile stations and APs. The determination of this support is specific to the implementation by the IHV.

A miniport driver must set the bFourAddressSupported member to FALSE if any of the following are true:

  • The IEEE 802.11 dot11DesiredBSSType MIB object is set to dot11_BSS_type_independent.

  • The 802.11 station did not associate with an AP that supports DS services or cannot determine whether the AP supports DS services.

  • The uStatus member is not set to DOT11_ASSOCIATION_STATUS_SUCCESS.

bPortAuthorized

A Boolean value that, if set to TRUE, specifies that the 802.11 station has successfully performed port authorization during the association operation. Port authorization could be based on either the IEEE 802.1X/802.11i standards or a proprietary algorithm that is developed by the IHV.

The miniport driver must set bPortAuthorized to FALSE if any of the following are true:

  • The 802.11 station does not perform port authorization.

  • The uStatus member is not set to DOT11_ASSOCIATION_STATUS_SUCCESS.

For more information about port authorization, see Port-Based Network Access.

ucActiveQoSProtocol

A flag that specifies the quality of service (QoS) protocol that is currently active for this association. This member is either zero (indicating that no QoS protocol is active) or one of the following flags:

DOT11_QOS_PROTOCOL_FLAG_WMM

The NIC is using the 802.11 WMM QoS protocol.

DOT11_QOS_PROTOCOL_FLAG_11E

The NIC is using the 802.11e QoS protocol.

DSInfo

A DOT11_DS_INFO value that specifies whether the 802.11 station is connected to the same DS from the previous association operation.

The DSInfo member is formatted as a DOT11_DS_INFO enumeration, which specifies the following values:

DOT11_DS_CHANGED

The 802.11 station has connected to a new DS after the association operation.

DOT11_DS_UNCHANGED

The 802.11 station is connected to the same DS from the association operation.

DOT11_DS_UNKNOWN

The miniport driver cannot determine whether the DS has changed after the association operation.

Note  The miniport driver must set DSInfo to DOT11_DS_UNKNOWN if the dot11DesiredBSSType MIB object is set to dot11_BSS_type_independent.
 
uEncapTableOffset

The offset of the list of IEEE EtherType encapsulations for the BSS association.

This offset is relative to the start of the buffer, which contains the DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION_PARAMETERS structure. The value of uEncapTableOffset must be aligned on a 4-byte boundary.

The miniport driver formats each entry in this list as a DOT11_ENCAP_ENTRY structure.

For more information about the EtherType encapsulation list, see 802.11 Payload Encapsulation.

uEncapTableSize

The length of the EtherType encapsulation list.

MulticastMgmtCipher

The multicast cipher algorithm the NIC chooses (negotiates) for the association for management frame protection (MFP). If MFP is negotiated, this member should be DOT11_CIPHER_ALGO_BIP. If MFP is not negotiated, this field should be DOT11_CIPHER_ALGO_NONE.

uAssocComebackTime

When a (re)association fails with 802.11 reason code 30 ("Association request rejected temporarily, try again later.") this member indicates the value of the association comeback time requested by the access point (AP). The 802.11 disassociation reason code is present in the lowest 16 bits of uStatus when responding to an association request.

Windows' auto-connection service will add the AP to a blocked list and not attempt to reconnect for at least the indicated comeback time. The NIC will behave like a regular failed authentication until the next connection sequence is begun. After the indicated timeout(comeback) elapses and the connection process is stopped Windows may either find a better alternate connection or comeback to this connection. This value set in this member should use the time units defined in the 802.11 specification. For example, TU.

Remarks

The miniport driver must set the uEncapTableOffset and uEncapTableSize members to zero if any of the following are true:

  • The BSS association does not require changes to the operating system's default list of EtherType encapsulations.

  • The uStatus member is not set to DOT11_ASSOCIATION_STATUS_SUCCESS.

  • The Extensible Station (ExtSTA) dot11DesiredBSSType management information base (MIB) object is set to dot11_BSS_type_independent.

For more information about the IEEE 802.11 dot11DesiredBSSType MIB object, see OID_DOT11_DESIRED_BSS_TYPE.

For more information about the association operation, see Association Operations.

Management Frame Protection is negotiated when an access point (AP) and STA set the Management Frame Protection Capable (MFPC) field to 1 in their respective RSN IEs during the (re)association procedure (i.e. Beacon or Probe Response for AP and (re)association request for STA), and both parties confirm the Management Frame Protection Capable bit set to 1 in the 4-Way Handshake (Messages M2 and M3 of the 802.11i 4-way handshake).

Requirements

Version

Available in Windows 8 and later versions of the Windows operating systems.

Header

Windot11.h (include Ndis.h)

See also

DOT11_ASSOC_STATUS
DOT11_AUTH_ALGORITHM
DOT11_CIPHER_ALGORITHM
DOT11_ENCAP_ENTRY
DOT11_MAC_ADDRESS
NDIS_OBJECT_HEADER
NdisMIndicateStatusEx
NDIS_STATUS_DOT11_ASSOCIATION_COMPLETION
OID_DOT11_ACTIVE_PHY_LIST
OID_DOT11_DESIRED_BSS_TYPE
OID_DOT11_DESIRED_PHY_LIST
OID_DOT11_DESIRED_BSS_TYPE

 

 

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