, evildictait​or wrote

WindowsRT does not ship with a wired Ethernet port, and hence they can make more space on your device for pictures of lolcats by not shipping the drivers for the devices that will never be on a WindowsRT device.

If you plug in a USB Ethernet device, you will have to install the drivers from the CD or from Windows Update.


no existing Ethernet adapters work on Surface RT.


Surface RT: Surface RT doesn't support use of a USB Ethernet adapter.