Setting SSID Programmatically

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Drivers' started by Vivek Chopra, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. Vivek Chopra

    Vivek Chopra Guest

    Hi,

    I want to get and set SSID programmatically. Is it
    feasible?

    Could you give me some directions on that?

    Thanks
    Vivek Chopra
     
    Vivek Chopra, Aug 5, 2003
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  2. yes you can do that.
    see the NDISUIO sample in DDK
    -regards
    Tarundeep Singh
     
    tarundeep singh kalra, Aug 5, 2003
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  3. Vivek Chopra

    Vivek Chopra Guest

    Thanks Tarun,
    All the information in the MSDN also refers to CE.net
    version only.
    This sample should be available in the Windows XP DDK,
    or Windows Server 2003 DDK, is that right?
    I will try to install that and check it again.
    Regards
    Vivek Chopra
     
    Vivek Chopra, Aug 6, 2003
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  4. well,
    both the DDK contain the same samples .
    see NDISPROTO sample in windows 2003 server ddk.
    and NDISUIO sample in XP DDK.
    regards
    tarun
     
    tarundeep singh kalra, Aug 6, 2003
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  5. Vivek Chopra

    D-man Guest

    It's definitely possible via set OID_802_11_SSID.

    Feasible is an interesting question though. It seems that half the access
    points out there are still set to default values (i.e. linksys) So how do
    you know which one to connect to? Of course the OID_802_11_BSSID uses unique
    mac addresses which solve the problem, but I have only found one wifi
    adapter that supports this 'mandatory' NDIS function, even XP logo certified
    cards(!!)

    By the way, does anyone know how the '802.11 Adapter Guidelines for XP'
    apply to logo functionality? Should I assume it gets the sticker if allows
    for generic operations such as hot disconnects, etc.?
     
    D-man, Aug 6, 2003
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  6. Vivek Chopra

    Vivek Chopra Guest

    Thanks Tarun,

    I tried that and I am able to get the SSID but not able
    to set it as yet. Firstly, I need to stop the service
    (Wireless zero configuration) becos that sets the SSID
    based on the signal strength and if I use API then I wont
    be allowed since the service hogs the resources. So I
    stopped the service but then again I am unable to set it
    as yet :(

    Regards
    Vivek Chopra
     
    Vivek Chopra, Aug 6, 2003
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  7. you can use WZC API for setting.
    -regards
    tarun
     
    tarundeep singh kalra, Aug 6, 2003
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  8. Where is the WZC API defined?

    Thomas

     
    Thomas F. Divine, Aug 6, 2003
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  9. this is only in Windows CE not on desktop.
    see the sample drivers in Win CE
    -regards
    tarun
     
    tarundeep singh kalra, Aug 8, 2003
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  10. Do not use the WZCAPIs in Windows XP. This is not supported and any
    solution that relies on that is likely to break in the future.

    Bryan S. Burgin


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    Bryan S. Burgin [MSFT], Aug 9, 2003
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