Fix WiFi Limited Connectivity on Surface Pro/RT

When you are streaming video from Netflix or Youtube using WiFi network on the Microsoft Surface Pro or RT tablet, you may experience Limited Connectivity (No internet) error. Windows 8 just sap the wifi and make not Only internet gone, but also lose connection to the Network Drive. Microsoft has pushed out a fix by restarting or disconnecting and reconnecting the device. However, some users still get the same issues.

Solution for fixing Wi-Fi Limited Connectivity error on Surface Pro Windows 8 or Surface RT.
* Swipe from the right edge to open the Search Charm, type “cmd” (without the quotes) in the bar. From the result, Press and hold the “Command Prompt” app and select ” Run as administrator”.
* Type the following commands one by one with Enter for practically disabling all the settings except for the “Receive-Side Scaling State”

netsh int tcp set heuristics disabled
netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
netsh int tcp set global rss=enabled

* To verify if other values are turnned off:
netsh int tcp show global
Now re-connect to your Wi-Fi router.

9 thoughts on “Fix WiFi Limited Connectivity on Surface Pro/RT

  1. This made no difference to me whatsoever. The only fix I have at this time is to downgrade my wifi router to G only mode. Then it runs smoothly… well as smoothly as good old fashion G gets I guess. This works as a temp solution for home, but what do I do when I’m at work, or other places?

  2. Are you serious??? It did not fix andthing. The wifi issue almostly drived me mad ! Hope Microsoft can post a hot patch to fix this.

  3. MY SURFACE WIFI LAST ABOUT 45 SECONDS EACH TIME I RESET IT.
    THIS STARTED ABOUT ONE WEEK AFTER THE 30 DAY RETURN WAS OVER. THE TRASH CAN IS LOOKING BETTER EVERY DAY. I TRYED EVER FIX I COULD FIND. NOW I HAVE ALMOST LOST HOPE. THEN NO MORE MICROSOFT PRODUCTS.

  4. I bought the Surface 2 about a month ago ,and having the same issues. I can connect at home but no where else. What now. Is there a usb to DSL connector. at least I could hardwire connection.

  5. I had a similar slowness problem with my new Surface Pro 3. Called Verizon and they connected me to a Microsoft tech, who had me uninstall and reinstall the Marvell AVASTAR Wireless -AC Network Controller device in Device Manager. That solved the issue.
    When you right-click and select Uninstall, don’t check “Delete driver software”

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