How do I connect my Chromebook to a WIFI network?
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Last updated on Feb 19, 2016
When your Chromebook powers up, you can check to see if it is connected to a WIFI network by clicking the status area where your account picture appears. If your Chromebook is connected to a WIFI network, you will see the WIFI on icon . If you see the WIFI off icon , you will need to turn on your Chromebooks WIFI.
Turn on WIFI
- Click on the WIFI off icon.
- Click No Network.
- Click Turn on WIFI or click the enable WIFI icon.
Connect to a secure network
- You will need to select the network that you want to connect to, click the secure network icon.
- Enter the network password and press Enter.
Connect to a WPA2 enterprise network
- Where your account picture appears, click the status area.
- Choose Settings.
- Under Internet Connection, choose Add Connection.
- Choose Add WIFI.
- Choose Advanced.
- Next, enter your WPA2 network credentials
- In the Sever CA certificate field, you need to choose Default if the server certificate is currently installed on your Chromebook. This can be checked by visiting: chrome://settings/certificates in your browser, then clicking Authorities. *The networks administrator may need to install the server certificate in if isn't already installed.
- Click Connect.
Additional Chromebook WIFI troubleshooting topics can be found here.
Your Chromebook can connect to open networks that don’t require a password and secure networks that use WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, or WPA2-Enterprise settings with these standards: 802.11 a/b/g/n and 802.11ac for AC equipped Chromebooks.