Surface RT's April Update Addresses More Wi-Fi Issues

Surface RT's April Update Addresses More Wi-Fi Issues

Surface RT. (Image source: Microsoft.) 

Since its launch in October last year, many Surface RT users have been complaining about the tablet’s Wi-Fi performance, especially one ‘Limited’ connectivity issue which usually requires a reboot. Just a month ago, Microsoft released a cumulative update that aims to improve the Surface RT’s Wi-Fi reliability and connectivity in various scenarios (among other improvements), but many have reported that their ‘Limited’ connection problem remains unresolved.

Well, now is April and we’ve yet another Patch Tuesday that brings yet another firmware update. The April 9 Surface RT update seems to be focusing on resolving outstanding Wi-Fi issues.


The April cumulative update includes improved Surface Wi-Fi reliability, connectivity in various scenarios, and performance improvements including:

- Certain “Limited” connectivity issues resolved
- Improves Wi-Fi to handle a wide range of access points
- Resolves system crashes caused by certain Wi-Fi issues

Of course, Surface Pro is getting its own update too, bringing improvements to touchscreen navigation in the UEFI boot menu and Touch and Type covers connectivity, among others.

By default, updates are installed automatically, but you can always check for them manually (PC settings > Settings > Change PC settings > Windows Update > Check for Updates).

Source: Microsoft (Surface RT update history, Surface Pro update history).

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