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Networking and connectivity
Connect to a wireless network
How to connect and disconnect your Surface from wireless networks using the built-in Wi-Fi.
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.
Find your wireless network password
Find your wireless network password (also known as a network security key) to get your Microsoft Surface online.
HomeGroup from start to finish Windows.com
HomeGroup is a group of PCs on a home network that can share files and printers. 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.
Share a printer Windows.com
How to share a printer on your network so that other people can print on it.
Connect to a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
You can connect Surface to your workplace network by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection. VPNs connect PCs to large networks (usually corporate) over the Internet.
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.
Can't connect to mobile broadband?
Having mobile broadband connection problems? Here are some solutions to try.
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.
Manage your mobile broadband data use
Learn how to manage your mobile broadband data use and minimise extra charges.
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 (4G): FAQ
Get answers to frequently asked questions about Surface 2 (4G) or Surface 3 (4G LTE), the models with built-in mobile broadband capability.
Set up your Surface 2 (4G) or Surface 3 (4G LTE)
Get your Surface with mobile broadband set up and ready to go.
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.
Unlock or unblock your mobile broadband device Windows.com
Here is what to do if your mobile broadband device is locked or blocked.
Find, change or set your SIM PIN
Find out how to find or change the SIM card PIN to block and unblock your SIM card and enable mobile broadband connections.