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
” 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

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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