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Wireless doesn’t work in Windows 2008

Situation: the client just installed Windows 2008 R2 on his laptop for using Hyper-V which will connect to network VLAN and SAN VLAN. However, the wireless doesn’t work even windows receive strong signal.

Also the IPCONFIG doesn’t show the wireless connection even it is on.

Windows IP Configuration

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::5dcd:b696:f6ca:826a%12

   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 10.6.0.9

   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0

   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.{C33F8A4E-80C9-455A-ACA7-ECD63DB3B8A0}

   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected

   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :

Resolution: The wireless won’t work in windows 2008 until you install the Wireless LAN Service. To install the Wireless LAN Service, please follow these stpes:

1) Go to Server Manager

2) Add a new feature

3) Select the Wireless LAN Service

4) Click Next to finish the installation

5) Install your WIFI drivers if not automatically detected.

 Note: Wireless is not supported in Hyper-V and you will not see a working wireless LAN adapter as a valid network interface to create a virtual network.

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