If you’re a new user and you don’t know how to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, then you’re in the right place, as we will list all the steps you need to take in order to connect your Chromebook device to an internet network.
This process isn’t that hard to complete, but there are still some new ChromeOS users who are finding it hard to navigate through their Chromebook settings. At all times the Settings menu of your Chromebook can be accessed by clicking the Account photo shown on the taskbar’s corner, and then clicking the Settings gear icon.
If you aren’t an advanced Chromebook user, then you should tinker as little as possible with the settings of your laptop, as you might end up breaking something which will then force you to factory reset the device.
Here’s how to connect to a Wi-Fi Network on your device:
- Make sure that the device’s Wi-Fi is enabled.
- Click the account photo on the taskbar.
- Click on the No Network section.
- Look for the visible Wi-Fi network list and select the one you wish to connect to.
- If there is a password needed, then enter it and confirm.
In case the Wi-Fi Network you are trying to connect to is hidden, then you will have to obtain the Wi-Fi Network data such as SSID, EAP Method, Identity, and all the other connection details – enter all the Network details under the Join Other Network section. Enter all the correct details and hit the Connect button.
Also, if your Chromebook/ Chrome OS device supports LAN connections, then you will need to plug the internet cable in the LAN socket. Go to Network section, click the Ethernet section and enter the Ethernet Network login details in order to connect to it successfully.
Please note that in case you have trouble connecting to a Wi-Fi network, then you should first troubleshoot the router or make sure that you’ve entered the correct Wi-Fi passcode.