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Wireless networking with Windows Server 2012

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Hi All,

I am wanting to allow laptops, tablets and smartphones to access the shared files and printer on my windows server 2012 network using WIFI. Is this possible and if so how can i do that?

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Sure it is possible.

Make sure that your WiFI access point is on the same network as your Domain Controller.

Then ensure that the devices are on the domain so they can authenticate, alternatively they will need credentials each time they access.

Then just provide the Samba/SMB/Print shares to them. Smartphones may need certain apps to access the shares and could be the same with tablets depending on which ones your using.

I would get the laptops working first, if they are part of the domain and on WiFI network in the same subnet/network as your Domain controller they should have no issues.

Hope this helps :)
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Thanks that makes alot of sense.

If the devicescan't be on the domain (say they are a visitors device etc.) how can i allow them to authenticate?
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