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How do I manage WIFI networks on my Chromebook?

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Many of us utilize multiple WIFI networks between home, school, work, and our favorite coffee shops. Your Chromebook automatically connects to internet connections in a specific order unless you designate it to connect to specific one. This order is as follows: 

  1. Wired local area network (LAN)
  2. Secure wireless network
  3. Unsecure wireless network
  4. Mobile data network

Set up your Chromebook to automatically connect to a network

This feature is helpful especially if you have use several networks and spend a majority of time near a specific network.

  • From the status area where your account picture is, click the status area.
  • Choose Settings.
  • In the Internet connection area, choose WIFI network.
  • Place a check in the box for Automatically connect to this network.
  • Click Close.

Manage Chromebook WIFI settings to prefer a network to connect to

This feature is useful to designate which network you prefer to connect to when surrounded by more than one.

  • From the status area where your account picture is, click the status area.
  • Choose Settings.
  • In the Internet connection area, choose WIFI network.
  • Place a check in the box for prefer this network.
  • Click Close.

Forgetting networks

Sometimes it is useful to clear your network list of networks that you no longer need access to or use. Forgetting networks helps eliminate networks in your list that are no longer want to see in the list.

  • From the status area where your account picture is, click the status area.
  • Choose Settings.
  • In the Internet connection area, choose WIFI network.
  • Click Preferred networks.
  • Use the touchpad or mouse to point at the network you wish to forgot and click the X.
  • Click Close.
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