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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 a problem with Wireless Connection (WiFi) because there are 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

Fix Wireless capability is turned off (Radio is off)

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 a 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

The built-in Troubleshooter can be a handy tool when you face internet connectivity issues on Windows 10. You can try it to fix your network problems.

1. Right-click on the network icon at the taskbar and click on Troubleshoot problems.

Right-click on the network icon at the taskbar and click on Troubleshoot problems

2. The Network Diagnostics window will open. Follow the on-screen instructions to run the Troubleshooter.

The Network Diagnostics window will open

Method 3: Enable the Network Connection

1. Right-click on the network icon in the notification area and select Open Network & Internet Settings.

Click Open Network and Sharing Center

2. Under Change your network settings, click on Change Adapter Options.

Click on Change Adapter Options

3. Right-click on your Network Connection and then click on Enable.

network connections enable wifi

4. Restart your PC and see if you’re to resolve the problem or not.

Method 4: Turn On Wireless capability

1. Right-click on the network icon in the notification area and select Open Network & Internet Settings.

Click Open Network and Sharing Center

2. Under Change your network settings, click on Change Adapter Options.

Click on Change Adapter Options

3. Right-click the WiFi connection and select Properties.

Right-click on your Network Connection and then click on Properties

4. Click Configure next to the wireless adapter.

configure wirless network

5. Then switch to 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 turn ON your WiFi connection.

Windows mobility center

3. Restart your PC.

Method 6: Enable WiFi from BIOS

Sometimes none of the 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 log in 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.

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

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Aditya Farrad

Aditya is a self-motivated information technology professional and has been a technology writer for the last 7 years. He covers Internet services, mobile, Windows, software, and How-to guides.

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