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Network & Internet

Follow these network and Internet settings to adjust your connectivity settings or turn your Surface Laptop into a mobile hotspot.

View and update your network settings

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Network & Internet or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. From here, you can view and change your network properties, show records, and view firewalls.

View and update your W-Fi settings

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Network & Internet or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. From the left menu select “Wi-Fi.” Use the toggle menus to turn Wi-Fi on and off and adjust its settings.
  2. Scroll down further to turn on an off your mobile hotspot and adjust how your Surface Laptop connects with other hotspot networks.

Set up Dial-up connection

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Network & Internet or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. From the left menu select “dial-up.” The click “set up a new connection” to get started.

Connect to a VPN

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Network & Internet or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. From the left dropdown menu select “VPN.’ Then use toggle buttons to adjust VPN advanced settings or click the + to set up a new VPN connection.

Turn on and off Airplane Mode

When flying, all wireless signals need to be turned off during take-off and landing. To switch to Airplane mode:
  1. You can use the Action Center in the system tray to turn on Airplane mode. Go to system tray, click or tap on Notifications, then click/tap Airplane mode tile.

Turn on and adjust Mobile Hotspot settings

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Network & Internet or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. From the left menu select “Mobile Hotspot.” Then use toggle button to turn on hotspot and the dropdown menu to adjust sharing settings.

Check your data usage

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Network & Internet or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. From the left menu select “Data usage.” Then use toggle button to turn on hotspot and the dropdown menu to adjust sharing settings. Click “view usage details” to see details on the data usage.

Check and update your Proxy settings

  1. Select Start , select Settings , then click Network & Internet or open settings from Start menu or use the keyboard shortcut, Windows key + I.

  1. From the left menu select “Proxy.” Adjust your proxy setting with the toggle sliders and entry boxes. Consult with your system administrator if you have questions about the proxy settings.