When installing Windows Server 2008 R2 on a laptop, it’s often useful to make use of the Wireless networking – usually quickly picked up by Windows 7 – but needing some config to get it working for Windows Server 2008.
It makes sense I guess, you wouldn’t normally have a SERVER that requires a wireless connection – hence, it’s OFF by default. To turn on the Wireless LAN Service in Windows 2008 r2 Server you will need to follow these steps in order get access:
•Open the Features list
•Scroll to the bottom, and choose Wireless LAN Service
After this has been installed, you (may) also need to start the service :
•Open Administrative Tools > Services
•Location the WLAN AutoConfig service
•Make sure it’s set to automatically start
•….and start it up, if not already running
You should then be able to add a Windows Network connection, and you’ll be online in no time.
This is essential for grabbing updates, and some web surfing – although there are always a multitude of prompts & message boxes – sometimes can be a hassle.
Hope you found this article helpful on how to use Wifi card on Windows 2008 R2 Server.