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Networking and connectivity
Connect to a wireless network
Find out how to connect and disconnect your Surface from wireless networks using the built-in Wi-Fi.
Can’t connect to a wireless network?
Try these solutions if you can’t connect to Wi-Fi and get online, if Surface can’t 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), so that you can get your Microsoft Surface online.
Join Surface to a domain
Find out what you need to know to join your Surface Pro or Surface 3 to a network domain.
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.
Install wireless drivers on Surface Pro models and Surface 3
Follow these steps if you need to reinstall the wireless network card drivers on Surface Pro models or Surface 3.
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 homegroup.
HomeGroup problems in Windows Windows.com
Find ways to diagnose and fix HomeGroup problems in Windows.
Share a printer Windows.com
Learn how to share a printer on your network so that other people can print to 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.
Set up a mobile hotspot
Create a mobile hotspot and connect up to 10 other devices to your mobile broadband Internet connection.
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. Learn how to set it up.
Manage your mobile broadband data use
Learn how to manage your mobile broadband data use and minimize extra charges.
Tethering: Use your phone’s data connection
If a wireless network isn’t available, you may be able to use your phone’s cellular data connection to access the Internet with your Microsoft Surface.
Find PCs, devices, and content on your network Windows.com
Learn 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's what to do if your mobile broadband device is locked or blocked.