When I started, few days ago, to prepare a demo about SharePoint 2010 metadata management, I would not have thought it would be that difficult to setup just the machine.
To be able to take the demo with me, I installed a laptop with Windows Server 2008 R2 and the necessary stuff and problems occured when I came nomad with it, using the wireless. Something that is not really rocket science, after all. The problem was that it was completely unable to connect any wireless network
What has to be known, nevertheless, is that on a Windows Server 2008 server box freshly installed, almost nothing is installed. Therefore, to enable to discovery and then to connect on an available WiFi, you have to add the "Wireless LAN Service" feature as it is showed in the picture below :
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So, after few minutes of installation, I was finally able to connect on the net.