Connect your Chromebook to Wi-Fi

Last Updated: 3/18/2020 2:00 PM

To connect to the Internet, use a compatible Wi-Fi network.

Step 1: Turn on Wi-Fi

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Not Connected .
    Note: If you see your Wi-Fi network name and a signal strength, your Chromebook is already connected to Wi-Fi.
  3. Turn on Wi-Fi
  4. Your Chromebook will automatically look for available networks and show them to you in a list.

Step 2: Pick a network and connect

1. Connect to an open network

Select the Wi-Fi network .

Remember, your information might be visible to other people on this network.

2. Connect to a secure network

Select the secure Wi-Fi network .

Type the network password.

Select Connect.

3. Connect to an unlisted network

Administrators may hide networks so only certain people can use them. To connect to an unlisted network:

Select Join other network .

Enter the network information in the box that appears.

Select Connect.

Information for this network is automatically saved so you can connect automatically later.

Wi-Fi networks that work with Chromebooks

  • Open networks that don’t require a password
  • Secure networks that use WEP, Dynamic WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, or WPA2-Enterprise settings
    • We recommend WPA2, as it is more secure than WEP or WPA
  • Standards: 802.11 a/b/g/n and 802.11ac for AC-equipped Chromebooks