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Can't connect to wireless networks in Server 2008

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    Xenon101

    Hi all,
    I recently decided to scrap my project on W2k3 server and start on W2k8 server (with vstudio 2008). Unfortunately I only have my laptop spare for the install, and one of the most important things I use it for is connecting to WLANs.

    Now on Vista the wlan card is fine and when searching for networks a rather huge list always manages to be found. However when on Server 2008 (using same drivers and tried so many others) the card is found, I can search for networks but it finds nothing.

    I recon it's either got to be Server 2008 doesn't connect to WLAN, it creates them OR the programming in the OS isn't finished yet OR the card isn't supported.

    I have looked in the help which I did presume to be rather lacking during the beta, and it just says check the Windows Vista HCL. I haven't done so but the fact my pc was built for vista I presume the hardware is fine.

    Has anyone else had this problem with Codename Longhorn beta 3? Or is it not a problem and I'm just trying to do something that can't be done?

    Thanks in advance for anyones help Smiley

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    BlueHiro

    Add the "wireless LAN" functionality under the "Add a Feature" area. This problem drove me crazy for two days before I figured it out.

    cheers

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    SalmanMd

    BlueHiro said:
    Add the "wireless LAN" functionality under the "Add a Feature" area. This problem drove me crazy for two days before I figured it out.

    cheers

    Thank You Very Much, Windows Server 2008 R2 on a hp dv5 now has wireless, thank you.*

     

    tried it does not work for me;the wireless lan feature is installed. and the wireless is enabled. but the list is still empty. and vista 64 lan drivers refuse to install.

     

    .oh well i guess its cable from here on. Anyway, thanks for the tip.

     

    I followed the advice here. I think another service besides the WLan service was also required.

    http://www.tipsfor.us/2008/12/08/turn-windows-server-2008-into-an-excellent-workstation-part-i-basics/

     

    I could not have done it without your hint.

    Thank You Very Much, Windows Server 2008 R2 on a hp dv5 now has wireless.Seriously;), thank you.

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