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Guide on how to connect Surface RT tablet to Wi-Fi


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Part 1. How to connect to a Wi-Fi or Wireless Network
This section will explain how you can connect Microsoft Surface to a Wi-Fi or Wireless network that is broadcasting its name or SSID. Most public and private wireless networks broadcast their SSID so that people can easily find and connect to them. If you wish to create a manual wireless connection for a network that is not broadcasting its name, please see the instructions in the second part. On the Surface, slide your finger to the left from the right side of the screen. This will open the Windows Charm Bar. Now click on the Settings option. When the Setting charm opens you should see a screen similar to the following image.


Click on the wireless icon as designated by the red arrow in the image above. This will open a screen that shows the network you are currently connected to and other networks that are in range.


Tap on the available network that you wish to connect to. Windows will then ask if you wish to connect automatically each time this connection is available.


Put a check mark in Connect automatically and then press the Connect button. You will now be prompted to enter the password, or network security key for this network.


Enter your wireless network password and then click on the Next button. Surface will now ask if you wish to allow sharing on this network.


If you are on a public network, click on the No, don't turn on sharing or connect to devices so that your data is not shared to the rest of the network. If you are on your home network, then you can click on Yes, turn on sharing and connect to devices so that other devices can access any data that you share on the Surface.
You will then be back at the wireless network selection screen and connected to the network you selected.

Part 2. How to connect to a Wi-Fi or Wireless network that is not broadcasting its name or SSID
For security, there are some wireless networks that do not broadcast their SSID or name. This makes it so that the wireless network is not displayed when you are browsing the list of available networks. In order to connect to one of these types of networks you will need to create a manual wireless connection. To create a manual wireless network, please follow the steps in this section.
From the Surface Start Screen, type View network status and when the search results appear, click on the Settings category. Under the settings results, please click on the View network status and tasks option. This will open the Network and sharing center control panel as shown below.


Please click on the Set up a new connection or network and you will be shown a screen prompting you for what type of network you wish to connect to.


Click on the Manually connect to a wireless network option and then click on the Next button. You will now be brought to a screen where you can input the required information necessary to create manual wireless network connection.


As shown in the image above, fill in the required information and make sure to put a check mark in the Start this connection automatically and Connect even if the network is not broadcasting options. Then click on the Next button.
You will now be shown a confirmation screen that states that the manual wireless connection has been created.


Click on the Close button and Surface should automatically connect to this network when it is available.
In the future if you wish to forget this network so Surface no longer automatically connects to it, you can follow the steps in the next section.
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