Microsoft Windows CE 3.0  

Windows CE Implementation of NDIS

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Windows CE 3.0 supports NDIS 4.0, which also is implemented in Windows NT 4.0. The NDIS implementation on Windows CE and Windows NT 4.0, with some minor exceptions, is source-code compatible. NDIS miniport drivers are fully portable, and you should be able to port an existing miniport driver from Windows NT to a Windows CE-based device. You also can create a customized miniport driver for a Windows CE-based device by following the steps that are provided in the Windows CE driver development kit (DDK) on how to write a miniport driver. Because Windows CE does not require backward compatibility with legacy drivers, it does not support full NIC drivers or monolithic network drivers.

The following list shows the key features of NDIS support in Windows CE 3.0: