Today is Patch Tuesday for those who are on Windows, but it is also the day Microsoft releases a firmware update for those who own a Surface device. Both the Surface RT and Surface Pro are receiving an update to address WiFi reliability and connectivity.
During the March 2013 Patch Tuesday which took place March 12th, Microsoft released a cumulative/firmware update for both the Microsoft Surface RT as well as the Microsoft Surface Pro, addressing WiFi connectivity issues. Unfortunately for several Surface Pro owners, the WiFi connectivity issue was still present after applying the March 2013 firmware update. That firmware update was supposed to fix WiFi reliability and allow for better roaming and improvements to the Limited connectivity scenario.
Today’s cumulative update for the Surface RT addresses WiFi reliability, WiFi connectivity in various scenarios, and various performance improvements. This update is set to “resolve” certain “Limited” connectivity issues, improve WiFi to handle a wide range of access points, and resolve system crashes caused by certain WiFi issues.
For the Surface Pro, the cumulative update addresses an on-screen touch navigation issue in the UEFI boot menu, resolves some Touch/Type cover connectivity issues, adds support for 106/109 keyboards, and resolves an issue with airplane mode causing the WiFi driver to be disabled.
Let’s hope this update fixes the WiFi connectivity issues this time around or else we will have to wait until next month for another attempt at a fix. Check Windows Update on your Surface device to snag the update!Surface, Windows 8, Windows RT