This file contains important information about the LabVIEW Communications 802.11 Application Framework (802.11 Application Framework), including installation instructions, new features, and known issues.
This software installation provides real-time physical layer (PHY) and lower and middle medium access control (MAC)-layer reference design based on the IEEE 802.11 wireless standard.
802.11 Application Framework 2.1 includes the following new features:
The following hardware products are supported in all operating systems listed in the Supported Operating Systems section.
Refer to the getting started guide for more information and a complete list of required hardware.
802.11 Application Framework 2.1 has the following requirements:
802.11 Application Framework 2.1 supports Windows 8.11/7 SP12.
Note In 2016, the 802.11 Application Framework dropped support for Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and installations of Windows 7 without any service packs. The 802.11 Application Framework 2.1 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use 802.11 Application Framework 2.1 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing 802.11 Application Framework 2.1, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.
For more information about the changes to our OS support for 2016, refer to KB 79UC78LS, Why Does my LabVIEW, LabWindows/CVI, Measurement Studio, or TestStand Built Installer Fail on Windows XP/Vista and Server 2003?.
Note 802.11 Application Framework 2.1 and later does not support Windows Server non-R2 editions.
1 NI software installs VC2015 Runtime and .NET 4.6.2. Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 require Microsoft updates to support these items. Refer to Microsoft KB2919442 and KB2919355 for more information about how to install these updates.
2 NI software is signed with a SHA-256 certificate. Windows 7 SP1, Windows Embedded Standard 7 SP1, and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 require Microsoft updates to support SHA-256. Refer to Microsoft KB3033929 for more information about how to install this security update.
NI recommends that you have the most recent service pack for your operating system installed.
The documentation set for 802.11 Application Framework is composed of the following documents.
|LabVIEW Communications 802.11 Application Framework Manual||Online help||Contains detailed, technical information on how to use the software and included features.||Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code 80211AppFWManual|
|802.11 Application Framework Getting Started Guide||Contains software and hardware installation, configuration, signal connection, and troubleshooting information for the 802.11 Application Framework.||Available at ni.com/manuals|
|LabVIEW Communications 802.11 Application Framework 2.1 Readme||HTML (this document)||Contains information about supported hardware and operating systems, new features, fixed issues, and legal notices.||Users\Public\Public Documents\National Instruments\LabVIEW Comms 2.0\Content\National Instruments\Templates\Suite\802.11\802.11 v2.1|
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Ensure that both LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite 2.0 and NI-USRP 15.5 are installed before installing the 802.11 Application Framework.
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