Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Enable a wireless connection in Windows Server 2008(R2)

For testing purposes I configured a laptop with Windows Server 2008(R2). However I couldn’t connect to the Internet via wireless. I first thought that some drivers were missing but even after installing the WiFi drivers myself, I still couldn’t connect.

I discovered that by default Wireless is disabled in Windows Server 2008(which makes sense if you start thinking about it).

To enable it, execute the following steps:

  • Open the Server Manager.
  • Click on the Add Features button in the Features Summary.
  • In the Add Features Wizard, select the Wireless LAN Service.


  • Click Next to confirm the selection.
  • Click Install to start the installation process.
  • Click Close after the installation completed.

Now you should have the option to choose a WiFi network.

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