Requirements for network components designed for servers running Windows 2000/Windows Whistler Datacenter Server, including LAN and wide area network (WAN) server network adapters, are not provided in this appendix, which focuses solely on components for desktop and mobile client PCs and servers running Windows 2000/Windows Whistler Server or Advanced Server.
B7.1 General Network
All general requirements in B1.0 are included by reference.
All bus-specific requirements in B2.0 are included by reference.
Media adapter drivers support wireless extensions to NDIS.
IEEE 802.11 wireless networking adapters support 11 Mb/s signaling using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum.
Windows XP: Bluetooth Host Controllers (HCI) — Windows uses Bluetooth Wireless technology as a wireless local bus and cable replacement. Therefore, Bluetooth HCI (radios with PC interface) do not need NDIS miniports. Requirements for Bluetooth HCI are listed in B126.96.36.199.
Network adapter and driver supports priority for IEEE 802-style networks. [NET–0257; SDG3:98]
B188.8.131.52 External networking devices support standard control interfaces as applicable
All external USB networking devices support USB Communications Class Device 1.1. [NET-0288; SDG3:88]
Intermediate NDIS 5.0 miniport driver provided adapters that connects using IEEE 1394 or USB buses. [NET–0246; SDG3:78.3]
B184.108.40.206 Windows Whistler Server: Additional adapter and driver support
If the network device is for connection-oriented media, it must meet connection-oriented miniport driver and call manager driver requirements. [SDG3:78.2]
B7.1.5 General Network - FAQs
B220.127.116.11 Current Network Device FAQs
B18.104.22.168 NDIS status codes and indication mechanisms
See NdisMIndicateStatus in the Windows DDK.
B22.214.171.124 PCI network adapters for large-memory systems support the PCI DAC
[Server Design FAQs - SDG3:30-32]
Requirements for PCI adapters to support the PCI DAC command are defined in A1.1.6. For network devices, at a minimum this includes adapters implemented in or designed as high-speed network adapters -- Gb Ethernet and Gb , ATM, and FDDI -- for systems that support more than 4 GB of system memory. The exceptions to this requirement are 10/100 Ethernet adapters and embedded 10/100 Ethernet devices.
See "Large Memory Enabled Device Driver Hardware and Software Requirements" in the Windows DDK; design guidelines are summarized at http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/newPC/PAEdrv.htm
Requirements for systems that implement support for WinSock Direct (WSD) are now defined at A6.4.8. [For design guidelines, see SDG3:67]
B7.1.R General Network - Future Requirements
Announcement of additional future requirements will be published at http://www.microsoft.com/winlogo/hardware/network/.
B7.1.R.1 All external IEEE 1394 network adapters must support Remote NDIS over SBP-2