Using an internet stick with a Surface rt with Win 8.1

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  1. Peppermint

    Peppermint New Member

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    Has anyone tried using an internet stick like the Rogers Rocket stick with the Surface rt? I plugged mine into the USB - but the Connection Manager would not load. I see nothing that looks helpful at the 'store'.
     
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    Have you tried it to see if it works on another device? I don't see anything for the Rocket Stick either but the Stick could be faulty. You need to confirm it wasn't DOA.
     
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    Rogers Rocket stick ;)
    My best guess is that it needs some sort of drivers?
     
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    On RT you're much better at getting a Cell Modem/WiFi Router Combo (MiFi) as most require some type of Connection Manager Software that isn't compatible with Windows RT's ARM Architecture.
     
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    Or instead of using a stick, why not use your phone as a WiFi hotspot?
     
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    The OP is a little confusing as the title says RT AND Win 8.1. Am I missing something?
     
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    RT was updated to RT/8.1. which causes the confusion...
     
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    Shouldn't have been in "general" discussion then. But it did say "Win" so it must have been me.
     

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