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Hosted Network Wireless AP messing up Routing on Server 2016

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NetworkingWindows NetworkingWindows Server 2016
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Hello everybody, Im new to Experts Exchange and hope that someone may be able to help me or shed some light on an issue i am having, i cant seem to find much information about what i am trying to do so i guess most people think its not worth doing.

First of all, the problem is with a test box i am trying to set up and is not going to be put on a production server.

I have installed Server 2016 on a box with 2 network cards to use a router between 2 networks. This is working as it should and and the machines on my second network are able to connect to the internet. This server is also configured as a DHCP server

The problem comes when i attempt to start hosted networking to use a wireless card (third network card in the server) i have installed to work as a wireless AP.
Hosted networking starts and i can connect to the wifi and receive an IP address from DHCP but the devices are not able to connect to the internet.
Also, when hosted networking is started any devices on the second network that are connected via ethernet and were able to connect to the internet now stop working.
The server is still able to connect to the internet at all times.

I cannot find much information on how to configure the hosted network side of things and cant seem to find anyone who has tried to do this exact thing. I know the easiest thing would just be to buy a dedicated wifi router but having this set up the way i want would be very beneficial to me so i am going to persevere with it regardless. But i thought i would ask others who will have more knowledge of hosted networking to see if there is anything i should be configuring differently.

Any help would be greatly received.

Many thanks, Alex
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