Native Wifi


The Native Wifi automatic configuration component configures, connects to, and disconnects from wireless networks. Native Wifi can store profiles on the networks it interacts with in the form of XML documents.

Developer audience

The Native Wifi API is designed for C/C++ developers. Programmers should be familiar with wireless networking concepts and terminology.

Run-time requirements

The Native Wifi component requires clients running Windows Vista, Windows XP with Service Pack 3 (SP3), or Wireless LAN API for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2).

In this section

Topic Description
What's New in Native Wifi
Information on new features for Native Wifi.
About Native Wifi
General information on Native Wifi programming considerations, architecture, and capabilities available to developers.
Using Native Wifi
Procedures and programming techniques used with Native Wifi. This section includes basic Native Wifi programming techniques, such as Native Wifi API Sample, as well as more advanced techniques useful for experienced Native Wifi developers.
Native Wifi Reference
Documentation of the Native Wifi API and the XML profile schema.
Wireless Ad Hoc Reference
Documentation of the Native Wifi Ad Hoc interfaces and enumerations.
Wireless Zero Configuration Reference
Documentation of the client programming interface for the Wireless Zero Configuration module supported only on Windows XP .


Additional resources

For additional information on the Native Wifi API on older versions of Windows, visit the Windows Vista Wireless SDK Forum or the Windows XP Wireless SDK Forum.

Wireless Networking