UPDATE January 30 2014: Thanks to a tip on this forum, I bought a Brother HL2270DW printer and connected it to my RT 8.1 Surface without a hitch. This printer must be initially configured for the local network using a USB or ethernet cable. I did this from a Windows7 laptop because I was too chicken to try it from the Surface. Due to an error between keyboard and chair, I made a call to Microsoft Support. I learned that once the printer drivers are installed on RT they should not be removed. The guy I talked to was Jon R. and he was very good. ============== This question is about finding, buying and connecting a wireless printer to a Surface RT 8.1 I've spent some time reading forums and looking at vendor web sites and at the windows compatibility center. What I have come to realize is that it is way way too hard to shop for, buy and connect a wireless printer to the RT. What I want to do is very simple: I want to buy a wireless black and white laser printer for my home and I want to be able to print to it from my RT 8.1 system. The problem is that it is very difficult to find a printer that is wireless, compatible with RT 8.1 and labelled by a vendor on their web site as compatible with RT 8.1 (useful when shopping). Can anyone with personal experience tell me the make/model of a wireless B&W laser printer that works with RT 8.1? Part of the problem I have encountered while trying to solve this seemingly easy task is that people in these forums are not very precise in saying whether their provided instructions/suggestions apply to an x86 based Surface or an RT. I think it may be the case that x86 Surface users don't realize how closed down the RT world is. So, they say "this works on 8.1" without realizing that it doesn't on an RT 8.1 system. This happens a lot with printer connection advice when people say "well that printer model is not supported so just use another driver for a similar model". Well, on an RT there is no way to do that. (Correct me if I am wrong here, please.) The Windows Compatibility center is only useful for checking whether a specific model is compatible or not. It is not useful for creating short lists of possible printers because there is no way to select based on properties (like "wireless" for example) and worse, there are printers that are listed as RT 8.1 compatible that haven't been sold or supported for several years. What's with that? This whole printer situation is pretty grim. I think Microsoft somehow has really messed this up. And one might reasonably ask what is so hard about sending a PCL or postscript data stream to a dumb printer? Why is this dependent on the Surface processor type? Obviously it is, somehow.