Fix : Wireless Capability turned off in Windows 7

Many a times, while connecting to a wireless device it is not shown in Windows as a list of available devices. In fact the status of Network and sharing center in the Notification Area shows it to be disabled. While troubleshooting, the error which is shown says that Wireless Capability Turned Off.

In such cases it can not be enabled by Non-Administrator accounts. To resolve such issues follow the methods listed below:

First, run the Network troubleshooter and see if it can detect and fix the problem. Right-click the network icon in the notification area, and then clicking Troubleshoot problems. This will open the Windows Network Diagnostics tool.

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If it does not help try any of these methods.

Method 1:

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.

Method 2:

Do the following:

1. Click Start, type network and sharing center in the Start search box and hit Enter.

2. Click Change adapter settings.

3. Right-click the connection and select Enable.

Method 3:

By installing the latest driver for the wireless network adapter obtained from the manufacturer a majority of connection problems within Windows 7 have been solved. Download and install the Windows 7 compatible drivers for support site of manufacturer of your laptop and check if the issue gets fixed.

Method 4 :

To enable the wireless adapter go to the admin account by enabling it and there run the network troubleshooter and see if it can fix the problem.

To enable Admin account in Windows 7 : Go to command (elevated) and execute command netuser admin active:yes

Now log off and you can see Admin account at startup. Run the Network troubleshooter here. After getting admin privileges it can auto fix the issue in most of the case.

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The author Vasu Jain is Graduate student studying Computer Science at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Windows and a Technology Blogger. He blogs at WindowsVJ.com, and can be contacted on Twitter @vasujain.
  • Rick

    Thanks.

  • Zana S Ofpetroleum

    i wanna how can turn on wireless capability when it turn off

  • Zidanmba

    wireless capability is turned off

  • anongsak

    thank you very very much

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