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how to enable wireless in Windows Server 2008

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if you've just installed Windows Server 2008, and are trying to get connected to the internet via wireless you'll have no end of problems as it just will not see any wireless networks no matter what driver you install for your wireless card.


The reason is because Wireless is disabled by default in Windows Server 2008.


To resolve it, do as follows


in Server manager scroll down to Features Summary and click on Add Features.




When the Select Features window appears, scroll down to Wireless LAN Service, and place a checkmark in there.




you'll be informed that the server may need a restart... click install to continue




the wireless lan installation service will be initialized




and hopefully will succeed




click close to continue and then browse your wireless networks as normal




choose one to connect to and then you are done !




that's it,





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Great information!!! Thanks!

Questions from a newbie with Windows 2008 Server.

Here is my Wireless Network topology:

1. Modem

2. Netgear wireless routed

3. Local Dell Server

4. Dell Client#1 wireless--Windows7

5. Dell Client#2 wireless--Windows7


I have two questions:

1. What would be the basic steps to add the Wireless clients to the Wireless Windows 2008 Server?

2. I do not have clear understanding of dynamic versus static IP address between Server and Clients.

IPv4 versus IPv6 as it relates to a wireless network.

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