We have been having WiFi connectivity issues with both Surface RT units since the December updates.
Prior to that we were connecting flawlessly no matter where we were with them.
A workaround for now is to do the following:
- Open RegEdit
- Navigate to Computer\HKey_Local_Machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class
- Change from “1” to “0”
When the Surface RT finishes its reboot it will be forced to B/G only:
Considering file copies to USB run around 5MB/Second or thereabouts running at 54Mbps on the WiFi is not a really big hit in “performance” on the Surface RT.
To date, once we made these two changes the units have not had a WiFi problem.
- Microsoft Answers Forum: wifi on the windows surface (sic)
- About half way down on page 2 reply by vland.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book