Today entire day I was out of Office and when returned home the Internet connectivity was down and I was in a mood to write about How to create various DNS resource records in Windows Server 2008. I collected a Wireless USB device from one of my friend and installed it on my Windows Server 2008 R2, the machine from where I am writing all these stuffs about. I was planning to convert my Android Phone into a wi-fi hotspot and connect my Windows Server 2008 R2 to it through Wireless USB device and use phone’s internet connection. After installing Wireless USB device when I looked at Wireless Network Adapter it was disabled by default, I tried to enable it but no luck, it got disabled immediately. So here is the procedure how I enabled Wireless LAN Service and connect to AP running on my Android Phone.
Install Wireless LAN Service on Windows Server 2008
- Launch Server Manager by clicking Start > Administrative Tools > Server Manager.
- Click on Features and then Add Features as shown in below image.
- Select Wireless LAN Service and then press Next button.
- Click Install button to install Wireless LAN Service.
- Click Close button to end the Add Features Wizard
- Go to Network Connections by clicking Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings, I found the Wireless Adapter enabled there. I right click on the Wireless Adapter and the clicked Connect/Disconnect.
- I selected my AndroidAP access point and then clicked Connect button to connect to it.
- I entered the Wireless WPA Security key and clicked OK button and got connected to the AndroidAP access point using this Internet Connection I have written this article.
By default Wireless LAN Service is not enabled on Windows Server 2008, this might be due to the fact that Windows Server 2008 is a server Operating System which generally connected to hi-speed wired Internet Connection. My original plan was to write about How to create various DNS resource records in Window Server 2008, but above situation came and I felt worth writing about it. About creating DNS resource records will be discussed in the Next upcoming article. Thanks for reading! Stay tuned.