Use the Surface USB-C to Ethernet and USB 3.0 Adapter

Applies to: Surface Pro XSurface Laptop 3 – 15 inchSurface Laptop 3 – 13 inch

The Surface USB-C to Ethernet and USB 3.0 Adapter lets you connect to a network using a wired Ethernet connection. This adapter works with devices that have a USB-C port that supports data. With this adapter, you can also connect to older USB devices too.

Surface USB-C to Ethernet and USB 3.0 adapter

To connect the adapter and use an Ethernet connection

  1. Plug the USB-C connector on the adapter into the USB-C port on your Surface device.
    The driver will install automatically and take a few moments.
  2. Take an Ethernet cable that’s plugged into a router, switch, hub, or modem, and then plug the other end into the Ethernet jack on the adapter.
  3. To check your Ethernet connection, on your Surface, select the Network  icon on the lower right side of the taskbar.
    In the list of networks, you should see the name of the Ethernet network with the word Connected underneath.

If you’re having problems with your network connection, check out Fix network connection issues in Windows 10 on the Microsoft website.

For more details about the Surface USB-C to Ethernet and USB 3.0 Adapter, visit the Microsoft Store online.