This test attempts to disable and enable the software radio. If a hardware radio switch is supported by the device, the test will prompt the user to switch the hardware radio off and on.

Test details

Associated requirements


See the device hardware requirements.


Windows RT 8.1 Windows 8.1 x64 Windows 8.1 x86

Expected run time

~10 minutes


Certification Functional



Running the test

Before you run the test, complete the test setup as described in the test requirements: Mobile Broadband Testing Prerequisites. If the device supports WWAN_CTRL_CAPS_HW_RADIO_SWITCH, the test will prompt you to turn off and on the radio hardware switch.

When the test initializes, it will verify if the device supports a hardware radio switch. If the device does not support a hardware switch, no further action is needed. If the device supports a hardware radio switch, the test will put the device into three states and prompt the user to "Please turn hardware radio off (waiting for indication)" and "Please turn hardware radio on (waiting for indication)". The three states the test executes under is when the device is registered, packet attached, and when connected.


For troubleshooting information, see Troubleshooting Device.Network Testing.

More information


Parameter Description


The access string used when making a connection.


The user name used when making a connection.


The password used when making a connection.

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