Install Wireless Drivers on Surface

Applies to

Surface Studio, Surface Book, Surface Book with Performance Base, Surface Pro 4, Surface Pro 3, Surface 3, Surface Pro 2, Surface Pro.

Applies to

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

Operating system:

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


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 3, Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book only)

If you have a Surface Pro 3, Surface 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:

In the table below, select the download link for your device. Then, select Download and choose the appropriate .msi file.

The file name format is the Surface version, followed by the operating system, followed by the release number. For example, a Surface Book .msi file name might be "SurfaceBook_Win10_160400_2.msi."

Surface version
Download link
Surface Book
Surface Pro 4
Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 2
An .msi file is not available for this device. You can manually download the .zip files from the table below.
Surface Pro
An .msi file is not available for this device. You can manually download the .zip files from the table below.
Surface 3
Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE)
Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T)
Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE) and Surface 3 (4G LTE) outside of North America
Step 2: Select Next.
Step 3: 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 .msi file to a USB drive and then transfer it to 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:

In the table below, select the download link for your device. Then, select Download and choose the appropriate .zip file.

The file name format is the Surface version, followed by the operating system, followed by the release number. For example, a Surface Book .zip file name might be "SurfaceBook_Win10_160400_2.zip".

Step 2: Select Next.
Step 3: 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 .zip file to another PC with Internet access, copy the file to a USB drive, and then copy it to your Surface desktop.

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.


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.


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 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:

In the table below, select the download link for your device. Then, select Download and choose the appropriate .msi file.

The file name format is the Surface version, followed by the operating system, followed by the release number. For example, a Surface Pro 3 .msi file name might be "SurfacePro3_Win8x_160128_3.msi."

Surface version
Download link
Surface Pro 3
Surface Pro 2
An .msi file is not available for this device. You can manually download the .zip files from the table below.
Surface Pro
An .msi file is not available for this device. You can manually download the .zip files from the table below.
Surface 3
Surface 3 (AT&T 4G LTE)
Surface 3 (4G LTE) in North America (non-AT&T)
Surface 3 (Y!mobile 4G LTE) and Surface 3 (4G LTE) outside of North America
Step 2:

Tap or click Next.

Step 3:

Next to the Save button, tap or click the down arrow, tap or click 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.

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 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 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:

In the table below, select the download link for your device. Then, select Download and choose the appropriate .zip file.

The file name format is the Surface version, followed by the operating system, followed by the release number. For example, a Surface Pro 3 .zip file name might be "SurfacePro3_Win8x_160128_0.zip."

Step 2:

Tap or click Next.

Step 3:

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 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 .zip file to another PC with Internet access, copy the file to a USB drive, and then copy it to your Surface desktop.

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 tap or click Extract All.
Make sure the save location is the desktop.
Step 2: Tap or click Extract.
Step 3:

On your Surface, open the folder you just extracted and 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 installing, 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.


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