How to enable wireless in windows server 2016 or windows server 2012 r2?

In this windows server tutorial, we will discuss how to enable wireless in windows server 2016. The same way we can also enable wifi in windows server 2012 r2.

A wireless connection means it provides the network connectivity between devices by using radio as the communication medium.

When we are installing windows server 2016 or windows server 2012 r2, by default wireless will not enable there. So we have to enable that wireless connection.

Enable Wireless in Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2012 r2

The steps to enable wireless is the same for both Windows server 2016 and windows server 2012 r2.

Step-1: Open Server Manager and then go to the Add roles and features as shown given below-

how to enable wifi in windows server 2016
how to enable wifi in windows server 2016

Step-2:- After clicking add roles and features, go to “before you begin” and click next.

How to enable wireless in windows server 2016
wifi in windows server 2016

Step-3: In the “installation type”, select on ‘Role-based or feature-based installation’ (by default it is already selected in there only) and click next as below in the fig.

How to enable wireless in windows server 2012
enable wireless on windows server 2012 r2

Step-4: In “server selection”, select ‘Select a server from the server pool’ (by default it is already selected in there only) and then click next.

enable wifi in windows server 2016
how to enable wifi in windows server 2012 r2

Step-5: In “Server Roles”, there is no need to select anything and then click next.

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wifi driver for windows server 2012 r2

Step-6: In Features, put a check on the checkbox of Wireless LAN Service and click Next.

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enable wireless in windows server 2012

Step-7: Select “Confirmation” and put a check on the checkbox of Restart the destination server automatically if required and if you want to allow automatic restart then click ‘Yes’ otherwise ‘No’ and then click “Install” as shown in the figure.

enable wifi in windows server
windows server 2016 enable wireless

Step-8: Then you can see in the Results page, the installation will progress. And once the installation over, you can see wifi in the system.

windows server 2016 enable wifi
windows server 2016 enable wifi

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