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

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 any Surface that has a USB-C port. To determine if a Surface has a USB-C port, check the features page for the device. To do this, go to Find out which Surface model you have, and then select the Surface device on the left-hand side. 

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, hover your mouse pointer over the Network  icon on the lower right side of the taskbar.
    You should see the name of the Ethernet network with one of the following words listed underneath the network name:

    • Connected (on Windows 11)

    • Internet access (on Windows 10)

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

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

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