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Hi,
I am using Cisco Aironet 340 client pcmcia adapter to connect to the 802.11b network. Now I am developing an application which is required to query the network card and determine the BSSID List.

Microsoft webiste-defines that NDIS 5.1 has support for this information to be extracted using the OID: OID_802_11_BSSID_LIST. However, when I send this to the NDIS driver, it returns an error 'ERROR_GEN_FAILURE' (error no: 31).

Is the NDIS driver downloadable from the cisco website NDIS 5.1 compliant? Does it support the full ranage of 802.11 OIDs defined by NDIS 5.1? Suprisingly, OID_802_11_RSSI which is also an OID in NDIS 5.1 works prefectly fine.

Does anyone know what the problem is. Whether it is the NDIS driver which is not compiant with NDIS 5.1 or whether I am making some mistakes.

Your help would be appreciated.
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It's my understanding that NDIS 5.1 is an extension to the NDIS spec for Windows XP.  So unless you are currently testing on XP, your system is not supporting anything above NDIS 5.0 today.
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Thanks for the prompt reply.
Yeah that is what I thought. But OID_802_11_RSSI seems to be working fine. BTW, if I install XP, can I still use the existing win2K drivers? How can I find out whether the Cisco NDIS drivers support NDIS 5.1 calls?
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I'm just speculating.  I thought I remember somewhere reading that NDIS 5.1 was XP specific.

As far as W2K drivers working under XP, I can only say that I've been working with XP (currently build 2600) and some W2K drivers work and others don't.  

I'd suggest you contact Cisco for drivers that support NDIS 5.1 calls.  If anyone is going to provide them, it's going to be Cisco.
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