There are plenty of wireless adapter(USB/PCI) that work on Windows XP and Vista without a problem(most of the time). But I have yet to find one that officially supports Windows Server 2003 or 2008. It’s not uncommon to use one only to end up with repeated BSOD’s. I don’t think the administrator is going to be happy with ‘just reboot the server’.
Yes, this assumes you have no way of using wires.
An unstable driver is not something that should be impacting server performance. Since I’ve given up all hope of ever finding supported drivers I had to come up with an alternative solution.
Meet the Linksys WRT54GL and the open source firmware Tomato. The same combination that delivers a stable router can also be used to act as a wireless client.
You are not limited to the WRT54GL, you can use any device that supports the wireless client feature
The wireless device will no longer act as a router but as an adapter for any devices that need wireless connectivity by receiving the signal and allowing wired devices to connect to the AP, think of it as a bridge.