I've never done anything with 802.11 development before. I'm working in windows XP with C++ in the Visual Studio 2005 IDE. I'm putting together a QA auditing tool that has to test all the subsystems of a newly manufactured machine, including WLAN functionality. In order to test said functionality, I'm given the name of a wireless network in a .ini file. How, then, once I've got the name of the network, do I go about accessing that network? All I have to do is connect to the AP, renew the machines IP from DHCP, and then disconnect.
I've done extensive google-hunting and msdn-browsing, but to no avail. All I find are platform-specific Win CE libraries, undocumented 3rd-party header files, and vague, hand-waving talk of networking IOCTLs.