Install wireless drivers on Surface Pro models or Surface 3

Follow these steps if you need to install wireless network card drivers manually on Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3 or Surface 3.

Applies to

Surface 3, Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, Surface Book.

Applies to

Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, Surface 3, Surface Pro 3.

Operating system:

If the driver for the wireless network card is not installed, you can use these options to download the driver from the Microsoft Download Center.

Note
These drivers are not compatible with Surface RT or Surface 2.

Download all updates (Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, and Surface 3 only)

If you have a Surface 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, or Surface Book, we recommend that you download and install the appropriate MSI file for your Surface from the Microsoft Download Center. The MSI files contain all updates, including the wireless drivers.

You can download the MSI file directly to your Surface, or you can download it to another PC and use a USB drive to transfer it to your Surface. Which method you’ll use will depend on whether you can access the Internet on your Surface.

Step 1: Download the update file

If you can connect your Surface to the Internet using a wired connection, you can download the update file directly. (If you can’t connect your Surface to the Internet, see the next section.)

To download the update using a wired connection:

Step 1: 

Go to the Surface software, firmware, and drivers page on the Microsoft Download Center.

Step 2:  Select Download.
Step 3:  Choose the appropriate MSI file.
 
Surface version
Download link
File name format
Example
Surface Pro 3
SurfacePro3_Windows version_year month day.msi
SurfacePro3_Win10_151023.msi
Surface Pro 4
No updates currently available for download.
Surface Book
No updates currently available for download.
Surface 3
Surface3_Windows version_year month day.msi
Surface3_Win10_150723.msi
Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE)
Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_year month day.msi
Surface3_US1_Win10_150724.msi
Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T)
Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_year month day.msi
Surface3_NAG_Win10_150724.msi
Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE) and Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe
Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_year month day.msi
Surface3_ROW_Win10_150724.msi
Step 4:  Select Next.
Step 5:  Next to the Save button, select the down arrow, select Save As, and choose your desktop as the save location.

After you have the MSI file on your desktop, skip to Step 2: Install the updates using the MSI file below.

If you can’t connect your Surface to the Internet with a wired connection, you can use another PC with Internet access to download the file to a USB drive and then transfer it to your Surface.

To download the update file to another PC and copy it to your Surface:

Step 1:  Insert a USB drive into a PC with Internet access.
Step 2:  Go to the Surface software, firmware, and drivers page on the Microsoft Download Center.
Step 3:  On the download page, select Download.
Step 4:  Choose the appropriate MSI file.
 
Surface version
Download link
File name format
Example
Surface Pro 3
SurfacePro3_Windows version_year month day.msi
SurfacePro3_Win10_150723.msi
Surface Pro 4
No updates currently available for download.
Surface Book
No updates currently available for download.
Surface 3
Surface3_Windows version_year month day.msi
Surface3_Win10_150723.msi
Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE)
Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_year month day.msi
Surface3_US1_Win10_150724.msi
Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T)
Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_year month day.msi
Surface3_NAG_Win10_150724.msi
Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE) and Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe
Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_year month day.msi
Surface3_ROW_Win10_150724.msi
Step 5:  Select Next.
Step 6:  Next to the Save button, select the down arrow, select Save As, navigate to the USB drive, and select Save.
Step 7:  Remove the USB drive from your PC and insert it into the USB port on your Surface.
Step 8:  In the taskbar on your Surface, select File Explorer File Explorer.
Step 9:  In File Explorer, on the left side, select and open your USB drive.
Step 10:  Drag the MSI file onto the desktop on your Surface.

Step 2: Install the updates using the MSI file

After you have the MSI file on your Surface, install the updates. Here’s how:

  • Press and hold (or right-click) the MSI file and select Install.
    This will install the complete package of updates.

After installing the updates, you can delete the MSI file to free up disk space.

Download the driver package (for individual driver installations)

When you download the driver package and load the .zip file onto your Surface, you can limit what you install to just the wireless driver.

You can download the driver package directly to your Surface, or you can download it to another PC and use a USB drive to transfer it to your Surface. Which method you’ll use will depend on whether you can access the Internet on your Surface.

Step 1: Download the drivers

If you can connect your Surface to the Internet using a wired connection, you can download the drivers directly to your Surface. (If you can’t connect your Surface to the Internet, see the next section.)

To download the drivers using a wired connection:

Step 1:  Go to the Surface software, firmware, and drivers page on the Microsoft Download Center.
Step 2:  Select Download.
Step 3:  Choose the appropriate .zip file.
 
Surface version
Download link
File name format
Example
Surface Pro
SurfacePro_Windows version_year month day.zip
SurfacePro_Win10_150723.zip
Surface Pro 2
SurfacePro2_Windows version_year month day.zip
SurfacePro2_Win10_150723.zip
Surface Pro 3
SurfacePro3_Windows version_year month day.zip
SurfacePro3_Win10_150723.zip
Surface Pro 4
No driver package currently available for download.
Surface Book
No driver package currently available for download.
Surface 3
Surface3_Windows version_year month day.zip
Surface3_Win10_150723.zip
Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE)
Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_year month day.msi
Surface3_US1_Win10_150724.msi
Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T)
Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_year month day.zip
Surface3_NAG_Win10_150724.zip
Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE) and Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe
Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_year month day.zip
Surface3_ROW_Win10_150724.zip
Step 4:  Select Next.
Step 5:  Next to the Save button, select the down arrow, select Save As, and choose your desktop as the save location.

After you have the .zip file on your desktop, skip to Step 2: Extract and install the driver below.

If you can’t connect your Surface to the Internet with a wired connection, you can download the drivers to another PC with Internet access, copy the drivers to a USB drive, and then copy them to your Surface desktop.

To download the drivers to another PC and copy them to your Surface:

Step 1: On a PC with Internet access, go to the Surface software, firmware, and drivers page on the Microsoft Download Center.
Step 2: Insert a USB drive into the PC.
Step 3: On the download page, select Download.
Step 4:  Choose the appropriate .zip file.
 
Surface version
Download link
File name format
Example
Surface Pro
SurfacePro_Windows version_year month day.zip
SurfacePro_Win10_150723.zip
Surface Pro 2
SurfacePro2_Windows version_year month day.zip
SurfacePro2_Win10_150723.zip
Surface Pro 3
SurfacePro3_Windows version_year month day.zip
SurfacePro3_Win10_150723.zip
Surface Pro 4
No driver package currently available for download.
Surface Book
No driver package currently available for download.
Surface 3
Surface3_Windows version_year month day.zip
Surface3_Win10_150723.zip
Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE)
Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_year month day.msi
Surface3_US1_Win10_150724.msi
Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T)
Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_year month day.zip
Surface3_NAG_Win10_150724.zip
Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE) and Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe
Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_year month day.zip
Surface3_ROW_Win10_150724.zip
Step 5:  Select Next.
Step 6:  Next to the Save button, select the down arrow, select Save As, navigate to the USB drive, and select Save.
Step 7:  Remove the USB drive from your PC, and insert it into the USB port on your Surface.
Step 8:  In the taskbar on your Surface, select File Explorer File Explorer.
Step 9:  In File Explorer, on the left side, select and open your USB drive.
Step 10:  Drag the .zip file onto the desktop on your Surface.

Step 2: Extract and install the driver

After you have the driver package downloaded and on your Surface, extract the file and install the wireless driver. Here’s how:

Note
Once wireless networking is up and running, you can use Windows Update to install the latest version of other drivers and all Surface and Windows updates.
Step 1: Press and hold (or right-click) the file and select Extract All.
Make sure that the save location is the desktop.
Step 2: 

Select Extract.

Step 3:  On your Surface, open the folder you just extracted and select Drivers > Network > WiFi
Step 4:  Select View at the top of the ribbon and select the File Name Extensions check box.
Step 5:  Press and hold (or right-click) the INF file.
Step 6:  Select Install.
Step 7:  When it’s done installing, select OK.
Step 8:  Restart your Surface.
You should now be able to connect to Wi-Fi so that you can install any remaining updates. For how-to info, see Install Surface and Windows updates.

After extracting the .zip file and installing the wireless driver, you can delete the folders to free up disk space.


If the driver for the wireless network card is not installed, you can use these options to download the driver from the Microsoft Download Center.

Note
These drivers are not compatible with Surface RT or Surface 2.

Download all updates (Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3 only)

If you have Surface Pro 3 or Surface 3, we recommend that you download and install the Surface Pro 3 MSI file or the Surface 3 MSI file from the Microsoft Download Centre. The MSI files contain all updates, including the wireless drivers.

You can download the MSI file directly to your Surface, or you can download it to another PC and use a USB drive to transfer it to your Surface. Which method you’ll use will depend on whether you can access the Internet on your Surface.

Step 1: Download the update file

If you can connect your Surface to the Internet using a wired connection, you can download the update file directly. (If you can’t connect your Surface to the Internet, see the next section.)

To download the update using a wired connection:

Step 1: 

Go to the Surface software, firmware and drivers page on the Microsoft Download Center.

Step 2:  Tap or click Download.
Step 3:  Choose the appropriate MSI file.

  • Surface Pro 3: The file name is in the format SurfacePro3_ Windows version_ year month day .msi (for example, SurfacePro3_Win8x_150623.msi).
  • Surface 3: The file name is in the format Surface3_Windows version_ year month day .msi (for example, Surface3_Win8x_150623.msi).
  • Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE): The file name is in the format Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_ year month day .msi (for example, Surface3_US1_Win8x_150724.msi).
  • Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T): The file name is in the format Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_ year month day .msi (for example, Surface3_NAG_Win8x_150724.msi).
  • Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE) and Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe: The file name is in the format Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_ year month day .msi (for example, Surface3_ROW_Win8x_150724.msi).

Step 4:  Tap or click Next.
Step 5:  Next to the Save button, tap or click the down arrow, tap or click Save As, and choose your desktop as the save location.

Once you have the MSI file on your desktop, skip to the section below: Step 2: Install the updates using the MSI file.

If you can’t connect your Surface to the Internet With a wired connection, you can use another PC with Internet access to download the file to a USB drive, and then transfer it to your Surface.

To download the update file to another PC and copy it to your Surface:

Step 1: Insert a USB drive into a PC with Internet access.
Step 2:  Go to the Surface software, firmware and drivers page on the Microsoft Download Center.
Step 3:  On the download page, click Download.
Step 4:  Choose the appropriate MSI file.

  • Surface Pro 3: The file name is in the format SurfacePro3_ Windows version_ year month day .msi (for example, SurfacePro3_Win8x_150623.msi).
  • Surface 3: The file name is in the format Surface3_Windows version_ year month day .msi (for example, Surface3_Win8x_150623.msi).
  • Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE): The file name is in the format Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_ year month day .msi (for example, Surface3_US1_Win8x_150724.msi).
  • Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T): The file name is in the format Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_ year month day .msi (for example, Surface3_NAG_Win8x_150724.msi).
  • Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE) and Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe: The file name is in the format Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_ year month day .msi (for example, Surface3_ROW_Win8x_150724.msi).

Step 5:  Tap or click Next.
Step 6:  Next to the Save button, tap or click the down arrow, tap or click Save As, navigate to the USB drive, then tap or click Save.
Step 7:  Remove the USB drive from your PC and insert it into the USB port on your Surface.
Step 8:  On the Start screen, tap or click Desktop, and in the taskbar tap or click File Explorer File Explorer.
Step 9:  In File Explorer, on the left side, select and open your USB drive.
Step 10:  Drag the MSI file onto the desktop on your Surface.

Step 2: Install the updates using the MSI file

Once you have the MSI file on your Surface, install the updates. Here’s how:

  • Press and hold (or right-click) the MSI file and tap or click Install.
    This will install the complete package of updates.

After installing the updates, you can delete the MSI file to free up disk space.

Download the driver package (for individual driver installations)

When you download the driver package and load the .zip file onto your Surface, you can limit what you install to just the wireless driver.

You can download the driver package directly to your Surface, or you can download it to another PC, and use a USB drive to transfer it to your Surface. Which method you’ll use will depend on whether you can access the Internet on your Surface.

Step 1: Download the drivers

If you can connect your Surface to the Internet using a wired connection, you can download the update file directly to your Surface. (If you can’t connect your Surface to the Internet, see the next section.)

To download the drivers using a wired connection:

Step 1:  Go to the Surface software, firmware and drivers page on the Microsoft Download Center.
Step 2:  Tap or click Download.
Step 3: 

Choose the appropriate .zip file.

  • Surface Pro: The file name is in the format Surface Pro 1 - month year .zip (for example, Surface Pro 1 - January 2015.zip).
  • Surface Pro 2: The file name is in the format SurfacePro2_ Windows version_ year month day .zip (for example, SurfacePro2_Win8x_150519.zip).
  • Surface Pro 3: The file name is in the format SurfacePro3_ Windows version_ year month day .zip (for example, SurfacePro3_Win8x_150623.zip).
  • Surface 3: The file name is in the format Surface3_Windows version_ year month day .zip (for example, Surface3_Win8x_150623.zip).
  • Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE): The file name is in the format Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_ year month day .zip (for example, Surface3_US1_Win8x_150724.zip).
  • Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T): The file name is in the format Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_ year month day .zip (for example, Surface3_NAG_Win8x_150724.zip).
  • Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE) and Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe: The file name is in the format Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_ year month day .zip (for example, Surface3_ROW_Win8x_150724.zip).
Step 4:  Tap or click Next.
Step 5:  Next to the Save button, tap or click the down arrow, tap or click Save As and choose your desktop for the save location.

After you have the .zip file on your desktop, skip to the section below: Step 2: Extract and install the driver.

If you can’t connect your Surface to the Internet With a wired connection, you can download the drivers to another PC with Internet access, copy the drivers to a USB drive, then copy them to your Surface desktop.

To download the drivers to another PC and copy them to Surface:

Step 1:  On a PC with Internet access, go to the Surface software, firmware and drivers page on the Microsoft Download Center.
Step 2:  Insert a USB drive into the PC.
Step 3:  On the download page, tap or click Download.
Step 4: 

Choose the appropriate ZIP file.

Step 1:  Surface Pro: The file name is in the format Surface Pro 1 - month year .zip (for example, Surface Pro 1 - January 2015.zip).
Step 2:  Surface Pro 2: The file name is in the format SurfacePro2_ Windows version_ year month day .zip (for example, SurfacePro2_Win8x_150519.zip).
Step 3:  Surface Pro 3: The file name is in the format SurfacePro3_ Windows version_ year month day .zip (for example, SurfacePro3_Win8x_150623.zip).
Step 4:  Surface 3: The file name is in the format Surface3_Windows version_ year month day .zip (for example, Surface3_Win8x_150623.zip).
Step 5:  Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE): The file name is in the format Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_ year month day .zip (for example, Surface3_US1_Win8x_150724.zip).
Step 6:  Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T): The file name is in the format Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_ year month day .zip (for example, Surface3_NAG_Win8x_150724.zip).
Step 7:  Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE) and Surface 3 (4G LTE) in Europe: The file name is in the format Surface3_Mobile version_Windows version_ year month day .zip (for example, Surface3_ROW_Win8x_150724.zip).
Step 5:  Tap or click Next.
Step 6:  Next to the Save button, tap or click the down arrow, tap or click Save As, navigate to the USB drive, then tap or click Save.
Step 7:  Remove the USB drive from your PC and insert it into the USB port on your Surface.
Step 8:  On the Start screen, tap or click Desktop, and in the taskbar tap or click File Explorer File Explorer.  
Step 9:  In File Explorer, on the left side, select and open your USB drive.
Step 10:  Drag the .zip file onto the desktop on your Surface.

Step 2: Extract and install the driver

After you have the driver package downloaded and on your Surface, extract the file and install the wireless driver. Here’s how:

Note
Once wireless networking is up and running, you can use Windows Update to install the latest version of other drivers and all Surface and Windows updates.
Step 1: Press and hold (or right-click) the file, then tap or click Extract All.
Make sure that the save location is the desktop.
Step 2:  Tap or click Extract.
Step 3: 

On your Surface, open the folder you just extracted, then open the following folders:

  • Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro 3 and Surface 3: Tap or click Drivers > Network > WiFi
  • Surface Pro (running Windows 8): Tap or click 8.0 > Marvell > the driver folder (for example, 20130311_Release_R93_Signed) > wlan > win8 > x64
  • Surface Pro (running Windows 8.1): Tap or click 8.1 > Marvell > the driver folder (for example, 14.69.24054.176) > wlan
Step 4:  Tap or click View at the top of the ribbon, and select the File Name Extensions check box.
Step 5:  Press and hold (or right-click) the INF file.
Step 6:  Tap or click Install.
Step 7:  When it’s done, tap or click OK.
Step 8:  Restart your Surface.
You should now be able to connect to Wi-Fi so that you can install any remaining updates. For how-to info, see Install Surface and Windows updates.

After extracting the .zip file and installing the wireless driver, you can delete the folders to free up disk space.