3 Replies Latest reply on May 1, 2017 5:43 PM by Intel Corporation

    AC3165 on Windows Server 2016

    FiZi

      Installed the latest 19.50.1 Windows 10 64-bit Drivers on a Intel NUC (NUC5CPYH) with a AC3165 inside it. The NUC is running Windows Server 2016 Standard 64-bit.

       

      Driver says it installs fine but I end up with two unknown devices in my device manager and no wireless adapter available.

       

      Tried a repair on the installation of the driver, no change.

        • 1. Re: AC3165 on Windows Server 2016
          Intel Corporation
          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

          Hello FiZi, 

          We understand you have an Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 installed on Intel® NUC that is running Windows Server 2016*. Please keep in mind that our wireless adapters are only supported on consumer operating systems, which is why there are no server OS drivers.
           
          For security reasons, Windows Server* operating systems have wireless networking disabled by default. However, if there is a will, there is a way. While our Windows® 10 drivers may not work, the OS preinstalled inbox drivers should be able to work just fine. You'll only need to enable wireless networking via PowerShell:
           
          - How to Enable Wireless in Windows Server 2016 - by technig.com
           
          NOTE: Any links provided for third party tools or sites are offered for your convenience and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Intel® of the content, products, or services offered there. We do not offer support for any third party tool mentioned here.
           
          Since this is altogether not supported, we can't guarantee that these steps will work, nor how well your adapter may perform in a server system. All the same, if you have any further questions, feel free to let us know and we'll do our best to help.
           
          Best regards, 
          Carlos A.

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          • 2. Re: AC3165 on Windows Server 2016
            FiZi

            Thanks! Makes sense they would disable wireless. Odd Bluetooth isn't disabled by default to.

            • 3. Re: AC3165 on Windows Server 2016
              Intel Corporation
              This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

              Hello FiZi, 

              You're welcome. That's what we (and our ridiculously massive bookmarks collection) are here for.

              Best regards,
              Carlos A.