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“:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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2 Responses

  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?

  2. uk says:

    Anyone get Bluetooth actually working?

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