Windows users report after the recent Windows 10 22H2 update Suddenly WiFi connection gets 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 that mostly occurs because the Wireless device is disabled. Usually, it is enabled, but due to some problems, it was disabled. Also, sometimes incompatible/outdated Network Adapter Driver or wrong power management setting of your wireless network adapter result This Wireless Capability is Turned off error.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 the network connection gets disconnected? Here are some applicable solutions to get rid of this.
Note: Bellow solutions are 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 to be turned off in 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
Also If you are Windows 10 user 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 it’s 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 the installed network adapter driver.
- A new pop window will open, here move to the power management tab and uncheck the option 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Also corrupted, Outdated Network adapter driver causes different network and internet-related problems, So update / Re-install the network adapter driver to make sure the old Corrupted network adapter driver not causing the issue.
First If possible on another computer Visit the 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 the enter key. Then expand Network adapters, and right-click on it select update driver, select option search automatically for updated driver software, and follow on-screen instructions to update and install the latest driver version.
Re-Install WiFi Adapter Driver
Also to re-install the network adapter driver simply on device manager expand the network adapter, right-click on the installed WiFi adapter driver and select uninstall. Then Restart windows on the next start windows install the basic WiFi Driver if didn’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 the 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 performing the above steps now run the Network Diagnostics Troubleshooter Tool. And let windows fix The other Problems which may prevent WiFi connection Cause Wireless capability is turned off in error.
To do this open Settings > Network & Internet > Status and click on the Network Troubleshooter link.
This will open the Network Troubleshooter or Windows Network Diagnostics tool. Check for Problems that may prevent network / Internet connection if found any this will try to resolve the same. This may also fix the 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 to Apply the above steps to resolve the Wireless Capability is Turned off Error for you. If you have any queries, or suggestions or face any difficulties Feel free to discuss on the comments below.
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