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Fix Wireless Capability is Turned off Error On Windows 10

Windows users report after Recent windows 10 Fall creators update Version 1709 Suddenly WiFi connection Get Disconnected. There are no available devices to connect, and then try to troubleshoot then it leaves with error: ” Wireless capability is turned off  “(Radio is off). This is A networking Related problem mostly occur because Wireless device is disabled. Usually, it is enabled, but due to some problems, it was disabled. Also, some times incompatible/outdated Network Adapter Driver or wrong power management setting of your wireless network adapter result This Wireless Capability is Turned off error.

Fix Wireless Capability is Turned off

If you are also getting this Wireless Capability Is Turned Off Error on your Windows 10 laptop, Or network connection get disconnected? Here some applicable solutions to get rid of this.

Note: Bellow solutions also applicable to fix Wireless Capability is Turned off Error On Windows 10, 8.1 and 7 computers.

Toggling WiFi ON

First Make Sure WiFi is on, some times you may accidentally press the physical button to switch off WiFi or some program may have disabled it. This may cause this Wireless capability is turned off error. Most of the laptops have a tiny switch on the side (or front) of the laptop that turns the wireless ON/OFF. Make sure you’ve switched it on. Again check your keyboard for the WiFi Function key and press it to enable WiFi again. In most cases its Fn (Function key) + F2, Or F5 and F12

wifi function key turn on Wireless capability

Also If you are Windows 10 users then Type wifi in the start menu search box. Then click Change Wi-Fi settings from the result and make sure your Wi-Fi status is on.

For Windows 7 and Windows 8 /8.1 users press Win + R, type ncpa.cpl and hit the enter key. Here look for Wireless Adapter and make sure its Enabled otherwise right click on it and select Enable.

Tweak the power management setting of the wireless network adapter

Press Win + R, type devmgmt.msc and hit the enter key. This will open the Device manager and list all installed driver lists. Here expand Network Adapters and double click on installed network adapter driver. A new pop window will open, here move to power management tab and uncheck the option Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power.

Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power

Update WiFi Adapter Driver

Also corrupted, Outdated Network adapter driver causes different network and internet related problems, So update / Re-install the network adapter driver to make sure old Corrupted network adapter driver not causing the issue.

First If possible on other computer Visit problematic laptops / Device manufacturer website and download the latest available Network adapter driver and save it. Now open Device Manager by press Win + R, type devmgmt.msc and hit enter key. Then expand Network adapters, and right click on it select update driver, select option  search automatically for updated driver software and fallow on screen instructions to update and install the latest driver version.

Re-Install WiFi Adapter Driver

Also to re-install network adapter driver simply on device manager expand network adapter, right click on installed WiFi adapter driver and select uninstall. Then Restart windows on next start windows install the basic WiFi Driver if did’t install then click on Action, scan for hardware changes to install the same.

Now again right click on installed driver select update driver, then on next screen select browse my computer for driver. Now select the driver path which you downloaded from Device manufacturer website and follow on screen instructions to install the latest driver. After that Restart windows to take effect the changes.

Run Windows Network Diagnostics Troubleshooter

After perform above steps now run the Network Diagnostics Troubleshooter Tool. And let windows to fix The other Problems which may prevent WiFi connection Cause Wireless capability is turned off error.

To do this open Settings > Network & Internet > Status and click on the Network Troubleshooter link.

Network troubleshooter Windows 10

This will open the Network Troubleshooter or Windows Network Diagnostics tool. Check for Problems which may prevent network / Internet connection if found any this will try to resolve the same. Which may also fix Wireless Capability is Turned off error on windows 10.

These are some most applicable solutions to fix Wireless Capability is Turned off Error On Windows 10 laptops. I hope Apply above steps resolve Wireless Capability is Turned off Error for you. Still have any query, suggestion or face any difficulty Feel free to discuss on comments below.

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