How to fix Wireless capability is turned off (Radio is off)

How to fix Wireless capability is turned off (Radio is off)

How to fix Wireless capability is turned off (Radio is off): You are having problem with Wireless Connection (WiFi) because there is no available devices to connect and when you try to troubleshoot then it leaves with error: Wireless capability is turned off (Radio is off). The main problem is that the Wireless device is disabled, so let’s try to fix this error.

Wireless capability is turned off

Wireless capability is turned off (Radio is off) Fix

Method 1: Toggling WiFi ON

You may have accidentally press the physical button to switch off WiFi or some program may have disabled it. If this is the case you can easily fix Wireless capability is turned off error with just a press of button. Search your keyboard for the WiFi and press it to enable WiFi again.
In most cases its Fn(Function key) + F2.
Toggle wireless ON from keyboard

 

Method 2: Run Network troubleshooter

  1. Right click on the network icon in the notification area.
  2. Select Troubleshoot Problems.
    Troubleshoot problems network icon
  3. Follow on screen instruction to fix the problem.

 

Method 3: Enable the connection

  1. Right click on the network icon in the notification area.
  2. Select Open Network and Sharing Center.
    open network and sharing center
  3. Click Change adapter settings.
    change adapter settings
  4. Right-click the WiFi connection and select Enable.
    enable WiFi connection
  5. Restart to check if the problem is solved or not.

Method 4: Turn on Wireless capability

  1. Press Windows key + Q and type network and sharing center.
  2. Click Change adapter settings.
    change adapter settings
  3. Right-click the WiFi connection and select Properties.
    Click on properties of WiFi
  4. Click Configure next to the wireless adapter.
    configure wirless network
  5. Then click the Power Management tab.
  6. Uncheck “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.”
    Uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power
  7. Restart your PC.

Method 5: Turn WiFi On From Windows Mobility Center

  1. Press Windows key + Q and type windows mobility center.
  2. Inside Windows Mobility Center tun ON your WiFi connection.
    Windows mobility center
  3. Restart your PC.

 

Method 6: Enable WiFi from BIOS

Sometimes none of above will be useful because the wireless adapter has been disabled from BIOS, in this case you need to enter BIOS and set it as default, then login again and go to “Windows Mobility Center” through Control Panel and you can turn the wireless adapter ON/OFF.
Enable Wireless capability from BIOS
If nothing works try updating the wireless drivers from here.

The error message Wireless capability is turned off (Radio is off) should have been resolved by till now, but if you still have any questions regarding this post feel free to ask them in comments.

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