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I am setting up a server for the first time and I am doing this in my old Compaq Presario a900 notebook. To do that, I installed Windows Server 2008 in order to install a team system foundation server on top of it. My problem is that I can't use the wireless network. Once I installed Windows, it recognized my adapter and installed a driver for it, but it isn't able to find any wireless networks, even though there is at least one available.

My wireless network adapter was recognized as Athero AR5007.

I looked for the drivers for windows server 2008 and I couldn't find. I also downloaded the Win7 version of this driver and tried to install, but I couldn't because I already have a the up-to-date driver.

Does anyone knows what can I do to get the wireless working?

Thanks, Oscar

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closed as off topic by Scott Pack, Ben Pilbrow, Shane Madden, RobM, gWaldo Jan 21 '12 at 21:44

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Did you install the Wireless LAN Service feature? Check under Server Manager > Add Roles. It won't work without that configured.

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It's not a role, it's a feature, and it's called Wireless LAN Service – MDMarra Jan 21 '12 at 21:40
didn't know that! I will check that out! thanks a lot! – JSBach Jan 21 '12 at 22:08
that did it! Thanks a lot, you saved me many hours. It was indeed a server question after all :) – JSBach Jan 21 '12 at 22:12
@Oscar not all server questions are on topic here. – MDMarra Jan 21 '12 at 22:37
@MDMarra ok, no problems. His answer and yours helped me a lot, I just wanted to thank you both :) – JSBach Jan 22 '12 at 22:59

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