Surface RT Users: No Ethernet For You!

2013-Jul-05 | Tags: compatibilitysystemusage

Windows on ARMTipped off to an official Surface Ethernet adapter I wasn’t previously aware of, I figured that Microsoft had finally gotten it right because, after all, no existing Ethernet adapters work on Surface RT. But it turns out the joke is on me, and on all Surface RT users: Even Microsoft’s official Surface Ethernet adapter does not work with Surface RT.

Queue sad trombone sound.

Way back in May, Rod Trent wrote in Microsoft Surface Gets a USB Ethernet Adapter that Microsoft had released an official Surface USB to Ethernet Adapter. But don’t get caught up in the too-expensive price tag of $39.99, as this little wonder has a bigger issue. It doesn’t work with Surface RT.

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