Join a Chromebook to Wi-Fi


HCPSS Chromebooks will automatically join the Wi-Fi at HCPSS locations.  Chromebooks can also connect to other non-HCPSS wireless

 

Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network

  1. Turn on the Chromebook. On the Network not available window, click on the Select a network drop down menu and click on the name of the desired network.
    Screenshot of the Network not available window emphasizing that no network is selected.
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    Screenshot of the Network not available window showing a network being selected.
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  2. On the Join Wi-Fi network window confirm the desired network's name is listed under SSID. The Chromebook will automatically list a security type under the Security heading. Type the password for the network under the Password heading and press Connect in the lower right corner. Upon successful password entry, the Chromebook will connect to the Wi-Fi network.

    Screenshot of the Join Wi-Fi network page showing the location of the password field.
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    Screenshot of the Join Wi-Fi network page showing the location of the connect button.
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    Screenshot of the Join Wi-Fi network page showing that the connection is in process.
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  3. Continue to login by pressing NEXT.

    Screenshot showing the location of the next button.
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Forgetting a Wi-Fi Network

Forgetting a Wi-Fi network deletes it from the device.

  1. Click on the Status Area in the bottom right corner of the screen.  The time, battery status, and Wi-Fi strength are displayed in this area. In the pop-up window click on the  gear icon on the bottom left portion of the window, above the date.

    Screenshot showing the location of the gear icon.
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  2. In the Settings menu, click on the first option, Wi-Fi.

    Screenshot showing the location of the wifi setting.
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  3. In the list of Known networks, click on the network you wish to delete.

    Screenshot showing the selection of a network.
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  5. Click Forget and close the window by clicking on the X in the top right corner.

    Screenshot showing the selection of a forget button.
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Using Pubic Wi-Fi Networks

Unsecured public Wi-Fi networks may allow attackers to intercept your private information. To protect yourself learn how to identify if a public network is secure. Additionally, when using a public wi-fi network only send your private information using sites that are fully encrypted, and avoid using mobile apps that require personal or financial information.

Learn more about how to stay safe when using public wi-fi networks on the Federal Trade Commission's website and by watching the video below.