Enabling Wireless Networking


2.1 – Enabling Wireless Networking

Wireless networking is becoming a more popular way of
connecting devices to a network.  Even some desktop PCs
have wireless network cards in, so whether you are using a
laptop or have a wireless desktop – you need to add wireless
support in Windows Server 2016.

1) Open the “Server Manager“, click
“Manage
” then “Add Roles and Features“:


Open Server Manager

2) When the wizard pops up, skip the first screen
as it simply tells you what it can do:


Skip the First Screen

3) We are choosing the “Role-based” option:


Role Based

4) We need to select which server to install the wireless
service on. There should only be the only server in your
list:


Destination Server

5) We are not installing any roles, so leave all boxes
untouched and click “Next“:


Server Roles

6) Near the bottom, check the “Wireless LAN Service
and click “Next“:


Wireless LAN Service

7) “Wireless LAN Service” should be in the
list. Check “Restart the destination server…
and click “Install“:


Install Wireless

8) Windows will automatically reboot and configure the
settings for you:


Working on Windows Features

9) Now your wireless is enabled and installed, you can
connect just as you would on a Windows 10 machine:


Choose Wireless LAN

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1 Response

  1. Holgi says:

    hi to you, folks. Nice guide!!
    I would like to use WWAN (GSM) in the Windows Server 2016.
    I managed to get the driver working, but I can´t get it to work like the WLAN.
    the provider (here vodafone) does not appear on the network panel.
    in ProgramData/Microsoft there is a WLANSVC folder but not a WWANSVC folder.
    do I have to start a special service or a feature like WLAN Service? is there something equivalent?

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