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Networking and connectivity
Connect Surface to a wireless network
How to connect and disconnect your Surface from wireless networks usingthe built-in Wi-Fi.
Find your wireless network password
Find your wireless network password (also known as a network security key) to get your Microsoft Surface online.
Connect Surface to a wired network
Learn how you can use the Surface Ethernet adapter or another Ethernet adapter to connect Surface to a wired network.
Connect to a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
How to connect to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) from Surface.
Cannot connect to a wireless network
Try these solutions if you cannot connect to Wi-Fi and get online, if Surface cannot find your network or if you get limited connectivity.
HomeGroup from start to finish Windows.com
HomeGroup is a group of PCs on a home network that can share files and printers. Learn how to create, join, and use a home group.
HomeGroup problems in Windows Windows.com
Find ways to diagnose and solve HomeGroup problems in Windows.
Tethering: Use your telephone’s data connection
If a wireless network is not available, you may be able to use your telephone’s mobile data connection to access the Internet with your Microsoft Surface.
Mobile broadband from start to finish Windows.com
Learn common mobile broadband terms, and find step-by-step instructions to help you set up and use a mobile broadband connection.
Unlock or unblock your mobile broadband device Windows.com
Here is what to do if your mobile broadband device is locked or blocked.
Remote Desktop: FAQ Windows.com
With Remote Desktop, your keyboard and mouse control the remote computer just as though you were there. How to set it up.
Find PCs, devices, and content on your network Windows.com
How to prepare your PC for sharing files and devices on a network, and find shared items on a network.
Share a printer Windows.com
How to share a printer on your network so that other people can print on it.