Soft-AP related OIDs on miniport driver ports default port (0) and on extAP port (1 or 2 usually) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, while sniffing OIDs which arrive to my wifi miniport driver, I've noticed that softAP configuration OIDs and the actual OID_DOT11_START_AP_REQUEST are duplicated on both ports...

    I thought that port 0 will always remain extSTA port functionality, and newly created port will be configured to extAP and it alone will be request to start softAP...

    Instead I often see OID_DOT11_START_AP_REQUEST (and the rest of the OIDs) is sent to both ports...

    The platform is win8_x64 by the way. SoftAP is started via netsh commands:

         netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow

         netsh wlan set hostednetwork ssid=xxxx key=1234567890

         start hostednetwork

    Why there are duplicated oids?

    Can driver ignore softAP oids sent to default (0) port?

    Thanks in advance,


    Thursday, July 4, 2013 3:11 PM