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How to Connect Chromebook to Wifi?

Many people confuse the Chromebook with a laptop, but it has quite different features from the laptop. A Chromebook is driven by the Linux-based Chrome OS, which is lighter than a regular OS. It is not to wonder why buyers prefer Chromebook over a laptop. The built-in network cards make it to detect the available Wi-Fi networks easily. When it connects to a Wi-Fi network once, it detects the network next time and connects automatically. Continue reading to learn how to connect Chromebook to Wifi.

how to connect Chromebook to Wifi


  1. Before you start to connect, make sure to turn on the Wi-Fi network, and know its network name and password.
  2. On the bottom right end of the screen, find the Wi-Fi network icon and click it.
  3. A network panel with the available Wi-Fi network names will pop up.
  4. If you have not previously connected to any Wi-Fi network, the status shows ‘Not connected,’ otherwise, the Chromebook connects to the Wi-Fi and the status would show ‘Connected.’
  5. Select your Wi-Fi network name, enter the password, and click Connect.
  6. In case the Wi-Fi network name does not appear, click the Wi-Fi symbol with a plus sign to search for new networks. After finding the network, enter the information to connect to it.

  1. For an open Wi-Fi network, you need not enter the password, so click Connect directly.
  2. If you are connecting to a WPA2 protected network, you will have to install the Server CA certificate.
  3. Enter the Chrome Certificate settings URL in the browser and press Enter to open the page.
  4. Click Authorities and check if the server certificate is installed.
  5. If the server certificate is not present, install it and save it.
  6. Now, click the time and date section and select the Settings icon.
  7. Click Add connection under the Network section.
  8. Choose Add Wi-Fi followed by Advanced and finally, set Default in the Server CA certificate menu.
  9. Select the Connect button.
  10. Finally know how to connect Chromebook to Wifi.