You receive a You cannot run a linktest because the radio in your Wireless LAN Adapter is not on! error message


Wed, 11/18/2009 - 18:22
Jun 18th, 2009
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Core Issue

The client radio must be turned on to perform tests.


Generally Linktest is run to test the quality of the link between the adapter and the access point. Linktest will not work unless the link is established which might due to one of the following reasons

1. Wireless adapter is not turned on[Error Message indicates this] or not installed properly

2. Wireless adapter is not associated.

For more information, refer to the Troubleshooting section of Cisco Aironet Wireless LAN Client Adapters.

Problem Type

No signal

Error message


WLAN adapters (wireless card) / ACU (Aironet Client Utility)

Client OS Type




Win CE

Link Status Meter Test Result

No signal

Client Adapter Errors, Warnings, Statistics and Log Messages

Cannot run a linktest radio in W LAN Adapter not on



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