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I just bought this wireless network card, which advertises support for and runs fine on Windows 7 when the driver is installed. But on Windows Server 2008 R2, the driver installs but doesn't actually discover the wifi networks. Diagnostics reports "there may be something wrong with the network adapter driver".

Does anyone know whether I could expect this brand to work, or have a brand they recommend?

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Can I ask why you're putting a very cheap consumer-grade WiFi card in a server? Or any WiFi card in a server? No shopping recommendations on StackExchange btw. – Andrew Jan 5 '12 at 5:44
    
My apologies for the inappropriate use of this forum then. This server is at my home, and wifi is the only way to get Internet connectivity in that room. I'm running a server OS so I can use Hyper-V. – Andrew Arnott Jan 5 '12 at 6:45
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Just trying to clarify where this belongs - I'll flag this for migration to SuperUser. My suggestions would be a wireless access point or wireless router in bridge mode rather than a wireless NIC. – Andrew Jan 5 '12 at 22:58

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