What will you do if you face the situation that wireless capability is turned off? If you have no idea, then you should read this post from MiniTool carefully. This post will show you three efficient methods to turn on wireless capability.

When you are surfing the Internet, but suddenly the wireless network stops working, which is very frustrating. And after network troubleshooting, you find that the wireless capability is turned off. So how to fix the problem? The following part will show you the answer!

Tip: You may be interested in this post - 5 Tips to Manage Wireless Network Connections on Windows 10 .

Method 1: Turn on Your Wireless Option

If you are using a laptop, then there is a function key that you can use to turn on wireless capability on your laptop’s keyboard. It could be F12 or others, which varies from different laptops. Just find the key with the wireless symbol.

But if you cannot find the key with the wireless symbol or you are using a desktop, then you can turn on the wireless capability in the network connections window.

Follow the instructions below to fix the problem that wireless capability is turned off Windows 10:

Step 1: Type network in the Search bar and then click Network and Sharing Center .

Step 2: Click Change adapter settings in the left panel.

click Change adapter settings

Step 3: Right-click your wireless network adapter to choose Enable .

After you have finished the steps, then you can find that the wireless capability is turned on.

Method 2: Check the Power Management Setting of Your Wireless Network Adapter

There is a feature built in Windows to turn off devices when they are not in use to save power and conserve energy. This feature can prolong the battery life of your computer, but there is a chance that Windows turned off your device and didn’t turn it on.

Therefore, you can check the Power Management settings of your wireless network adapter. Here is a quick guide:

Step 1: Press the Win + R keys at the same time to open the Run box.

Step 2: Type devmgmt.msc in the box and click OK to open Device Manager .

Step 3: Expand Network adapters and then right-click your wireless network adapter device to choose Properties .

expand Network adapters

Step 4: Go to the Power Management tab and then uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power . Click OK to save changes.

Step 5: Restart your computer to check if the problem that wireless capability is turned off is gone.

Method 3: Update Your Wireless Network Adapter Driver

If your wireless network adapter driver is out of date, then the problem that wireless capability is turned off will appear. Thus, you should update your wireless network adapter driver. Follow the instructions below to do that:

Step 1: Press the Win + X keys at the same time to choose Device Manager .

Step 2: Expand the Network adapters and then right-click your wireless network adapter to choose Update driver .

Step 3: Click Search automatically for updated driver software and then follow the instructions showing on the screen to finish updating your wireless network adapter driver.

click Search automatically for updated driver software

Step 4: Restart your computer to check if the issue that wireless capability is turned off is solved.

Final Words

To sum up, when the wireless capability is turned off, then you can try the three methods mentioned above to turn it on. Hope this post is useful to you.

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