Looking for an USB<->Ethernet adapter supported by the Surface RT

Hello,


I am looking for a way to remote debug on my Surface RT tablet using the Ethernet instead of Wi-Fi.

MSDN says here that it should be possible ("If the device does not have an Ethernet port, you can use a USB to Ethernet adapter to connect to the cable").

However, this type of adapter I found at Amazon, seems not to be compatible with Surface RT.


Could anyone point me to an USB/Ethernet adapter that has been tested and is working please?

Thank you.

 

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Last updated March 4, 2019 Views 59,202 Applies to:
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http://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-gb/accessories/browse

it says it is only supported on pro models, but there are workarounds to get them working, which usually envolve manually selecting a driver from windows' built-in list.

check this post http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/surface-tip-connect-surface-2-or-surface-rt-wired-network

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As the question states: Can Microsoft Surface connect to internet through a USB to Ethernet adapter?

Yes. But so far, only one USB-to-Ethernet driver works with the Surface RT.

And, that driver only works with USB-to-Ethernet adapters using the AX88x72A chipset.

That chipset is found in several brands of 10/100 USB-to-Ethernet adapters. It's not found in any 10/100/1000 adapters, however.

A website named Plugable lets you download the free driver and buy their adapter.

However, if you already own an adapter that uses that chipset, you can just download the driver and install it yourself.


Look for my latest book, Windows 10 For Dummies, arriving this summer.

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