Just for my reminding, as I always forget these steps:

By default, WiFi connection is disabled in Windows Server 2008 R2, kind of "locked down", for security reasons (Windows Server is supposed to be running on a server, not in a PC).

But in my case, I run Windows Server 2008 R2 on my laptop (HP Elitebook 8540w), so...

To enable support for wireless networking:

  • Open Server Manager
  • Select Features in the left pane
  • Select Add Features
  • Select the check box next to Wireless LAN Service
  • Press the Install button to confirm your selection