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When you cannot ping a device, it means either
1. it is not connected to the local network (or, is 'broken' in its network hardware, etc.)
2. it is not going to respond to anyone's pings from anywhere... this can be simple security or the way the device is built.
3. (most readily fixed:) the firewall on your Surface is blocking such pings to that address. Try going into your Surface's firewall settings and ALLOW a PING to just that one local address, 192.168.124.101, and see what happens. (Allowing PING operations indiscriminately is a bad idea, by the way.)
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