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 2.5 adds support for LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite 2.1.
802.11 Application Framework 2.2 includes the following new features:
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 2.5 has the following requirements:
802.11 Application Framework 2.5 supports Windows 10/8.11/7 SP12.
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.
Note LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite supports only 64-bit operating systems.
Note 802.11 Application Framework 2.5 does not support Windows Server non-R2 editions.
802.11 Application Framework 2.5 supports LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite 2.1.
The documentation set for 802.11 Application Framework is composed of the following documents.
|LabVIEW Communications 802.11 Application Framework Manual||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 in the Project Files tab of the application framework project(s) and at ni.com/manuals|
|LabVIEW Communications 802.11 Application Framework 2.5 Readme||HTML (this document)||Contains information about supported hardware and operating systems, new features, fixed issues, and legal notices.||Available in the Project Files tab of the application framework project(s) and at ni.com/manuals|
To access the latest LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite Manual, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code commsmanual. This manual includes an introduction to LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite and information about how to get started with application development.
Visit ni.com/manuals for the most recent revisions of documentation.
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NI automates LabVIEW Communications System Design Suite and LabVIEW Communications 802.11 Application Framework installation using NI Package Manager. Visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code NIPMDownload to download NI Package Manager. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual at ni.com/manuals, for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using NI Package Manager.
To find your application framework in NI Package Manager, select the Add-Ons product category in the Browse Products tab.
To download an installer for offline use, visit ni.com/info and enter the Info Code 80211APPFW to access the installation files download page for the LabVIEW Communications 802.11 Application Framework.
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