Windows 7 hosted network mode

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by Sethu, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Sethu

    Sethu Guest

    I am writing a wireless miniport driver for Windows 7, during DOT11
    attributes registration I am supporting ExtAP mode

    After the driver is installed it works fine as an ExtSTA mode. When I invoke
    ExtAP mode by executing command
    1. netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid="Soft-AP-Test" key=12345678
    2. netsh wlan start hostednetwork

    I am getting this error
    "The hosted network couldn't be started.
    The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested
    operation."

    What does this means did the DOT11 attributes registered is not proper?
    I am supporting all the Mandatory OID's
     
    Sethu, Jan 5, 2010
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  2. Since you are writing the miniport...

    Does your miniport get called? For example, doe it get called with
    OID_dot11_current_operation_mode?

    Instead of netsh you may want to use the WlanSample from the SKV v7.0. You
    may need to extend the capabilities of the sample but at least you have
    visibility into what it is doing. For example, add calls to
    WlanQueryInformation to fetch the current operation mode and calls to
    WlanSetInterface to change the current operation mode.

    The Windows 7 WDK includes some 802.11 miniport driver samples. You may want
    to examine those. You may need to get the HW that those samples use and
    debug those under the same scenario.

    Good luck!

    Thomas F. Divine
    http://www.rawether.net


    "Sethu" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > I am writing a wireless miniport driver for Windows 7, during DOT11
    > attributes registration I am supporting ExtAP mode
    >
    > After the driver is installed it works fine as an ExtSTA mode. When I
    > invoke
    > ExtAP mode by executing command
    > 1. netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid="Soft-AP-Test"
    > key=12345678
    > 2. netsh wlan start hostednetwork
    >
    > I am getting this error
    > "The hosted network couldn't be started.
    > The group or resource is not in the correct state to perform the requested
    > operation."
    >
    > What does this means did the DOT11 attributes registered is not proper?
    > I am supporting all the Mandatory OID's
    >
     
    Thomas F. Divine, Jan 5, 2010
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  3. Sethu

    Sethu Guest

    OID_DOT11_CURRENT_OPERATION_MODE is called initially with Station Mode value

    when netsh command is executed no events are passed to the Miniport.
    Third-party apps like connectify gives error as configuration fails.

    But DOT11 registration has not failed. Where could be the problem?
     
    Sethu, Jan 11, 2010
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  4. Sethu

    Sethu Guest

    Hi Thomas,

    I got the Create MAC OID request from NDIS, what I am missing is the change
    needed in the inf file to support virtual adapter

    Thanks
    Sethu
     
    Sethu, Feb 3, 2010
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