Windows 2008 R2: How to Get Wireless Adapter to Work
I just did a fresh install of Windows 2008 R2. When the system booted up it had found my D-Link wireless adapter but wasnt able to connect to my home router.
It turned out that since this is a server sku and not a client the wireless assemblies are not installed by default. To correct this problem simply run appwiz.cpl and then click on the link to Enable Windows Features. Scroll to the bottom of the feature list where you will find one called “Wireless LAN Services”