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Network Driver Design Guide

Last Updated: 9/2/2016

This Network Driver Design Guide describes how to design and create network device drivers for Windows operating systems beginning with Windows Vista.

This guide includes the following sections:

Introduction to Network Drivers

Porting NDIS Drivers to Newer NDIS Versions

NDIS Core Functionality

Scalable Networking

Virtualized Networking

Wireless Networking

Network Module Registrar

Winsock Kernel

IP Helper

Windows Filtering Platform Callout Drivers

System Area Networks

Remote NDIS (RNDIS)

For information about network device drivers for Windows operating systems prior to Windows Vista, see Windows 2000 and Windows XP Networking Design Guide.

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