Connect Surface to a wireless network

Applies to: Surface Devices

With its built-in Wi-Fi, you can connect your Surface to a wireless network and browse the Internet, get apps from Microsoft Store, send email messages, and access other computers and devices on your network.

Connect to a wireless network

For info about connecting your Surface to a wireless network using the built-in Wi-Fi, see Get online.

Connect to mobile broadband

If you have a Surface model with mobile broadband, you can also connect to a mobile broadband network. For info about how to connect to a mobile broadband network, see Cellular settings in Windows 10.

Disconnect from a wireless network

  1. Select wireless network  in the lower-right corner of the screen.
  2. Select the network that has a Connected status.
  3. Select Disconnect.

Forget a wireless network

You can choose to forget a wireless network so it no longer appears in your list of networks. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Start , and select Settings.
  2. Select Network & Internet > Wi-Fi > Manage Wi-Fi settings.
  3. In the list of networks that appears under Manage known networks, select the network you want to forget and select Forget.

If you’re traveling on an airplane or if you don’t need to use Wi-Fi or Bluetooth® devices for a while, you can turn on Airplane mode. Using this setting can help extend your battery charge. For info about how to turn airplane mode on or off, see Turn airplane mode on or off.

  1. Select wireless network   in the lower-right corner of the screen.
  2. Select Airplane mode 
    Airplane mode icon
    .
    If the icon is dimmed, Airplane mode is off.