Extending the Properties for Wireless Network Profiles

Extending the Properties for Wireless Network Profiles

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 end user creates or edits a wireless network connection profile through the Native 802.11 Network Configuration user interface (UI). For more information about this UI, see Native 802.11 Software Architecture.

The independent hardware vendor (IHV) can extend the Network Configuration UI to support proprietary connection and security profile settings through a Native 802.11 UI Extensions DLL. The DLL can extend the following tabs that are displayed in the Network Configuration UI.

Connection tab

This tab displays the UI for the connection settings of a wireless LAN (WLAN) network.

The Native 802.11 IHV UI Extensions DLL can extend this UI by following the procedure described in Extending Wireless Connection Property Pages.

Note  For Windows Vista, the Native 802.11 UI Extensions DLL can only support one extension to the Connection tab.
 
Security tab

This tab displays the UI for the security settings of a wireless LAN (WLAN) network.

The Native 802.11 IHV UI Extensions DLL can extend this UI by adding display elements for proprietary security settings. For more information about this process, see Extending Wireless Security Property Pages.

The Native 802.11 IHV UI Extensions DLL can also extend the Microsoft 802.1X settings on the Security tab. For more information about this process, see Extending Microsoft 802.1X Security Settings.

Note  For Windows Vista, the Native 802.11 IHV UI Extensions DLL can only extend the properties of connection and security profiles for infrastructure wireless networks.
 

 

 

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