what is a wan miniport ?

  jonnytub 17:08 01 Dec 2003

silly question but i just dont know

  jonnytub 17:22 01 Dec 2003

just a bump anyone ?

  Stuartli 17:47 01 Dec 2003

It's either a wireless area network port or something on your computer that is feeling a little bit below par...:-)

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  Gemma 18:01 01 Dec 2003

A miniport driver (in the LAN / WAN context) is a piece of code concerned with the details of the device (such as a NIC (network inteface card)). It is not concerned with the wider aspects of networking. This is handled by NDIS (network driver interface specification) which apart from being a spec. is real code provided by Microsoft.

This makes the device driver easier to write as all the standard stuff (the "wrapper")is provided. If NDIS did not exist then manufacturers would have to write and test shedload more code.

  jonnytub 20:48 03 Dec 2003

sorry took so long to respond but as usual pcadvisor forum members come to my rescue, thanks again!

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