Solved How to enable wireless in Windows server 2012 R2?

Enable Wireless Networking on Windows Server 2012 R2
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Recently I was using wireless to connect to wireless network in Windows Server 2012 R2. After Windows server 2012 R2 installation, we need to configure in Server Manager to use wireless in Windows server 2012. There we need to choose “Wireless LAN Service” feature in Windows Server 2012 R2. You can also read: How to Enable wireless in Windows Server 2012 R2? Remember after enabling you to need to restart the machine.

I was using wifi in Windows server operating system but suddenly it stopped working. So by mistakenly disable wifi in windows server 2012 r2 os.

I can not see a wireless symbol in the notification area. It looks like below:

enable wifi in windows server 2012 r2
enable wifi in windows server 2012 r2

Solution:

First thing I checked was if Wireless LAN Service is installed properly or not. To check, Open Server Manager and then in the Add Roles and Features Wizard, in the Features section check if Wireless LAN Service is installed properly or not. In my case, it was installed properly and it looks like below:

Wireless Network Adapter Not Working In Windows Server 2012 R2
Wireless Network Adapter Not Working In Windows Server 2012 R2

To resolve the issue I need to enable the “Ralink Wi-FI Adapter” in the Device Manager. Search for Device Manager in Windows Server 2012 R2 and then in the Device Manager, expand Network adapters and then Select “Ralink RT3290 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter” and click on Enable/Disable button like below:

Enable Wireless Networking on Windows Server 2012 R2
Enable Wireless Networking on Windows Server 2012 R2

Also, you can see some Windows Server 2012 R2 Articles:

the audio service is not running windows server 2012 r2

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

Hope this will be helpful.

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