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How do I connect my chromebook to a home network?

posted Sep 11, 2014, 1:32 PM by Unknown user

Like any modern computer, for the Chromebook to be fully functional, an Internet connection is necessary. At school, the Chromebook will automatically find the network titled, "21Mobile". Usually, the Chromebook will connect to the network almost instantly, but sometimes it may take up to 10 seconds and a dialog box will pop up on the screen stating that it cannot connect to the network. When this occurs, just be patient. 

Outside of school (i.e., at home, the library, a book store, etc.), the Chromebook will prompt the user to connect to the network the first time. After that, upon connecting to that same network in the future, it should do so automatically. 

Connecting tot he proxy/filter 
Both at home and outside of school, it is critical that students also connect to the proxy server/filter. If the Chromebook does not automatically prompt you to enter your username and password when Chrome opens: 
  • Launch a new tab in Chrome
  • Navigate to some website that is likely working and which you may not have visited lately (i.e.,,, etc.)
  • Enter your Active Directory username (firstname.lastname) and password in the dialog box pictured below and click the "Log In" button
  • Please note: If your username is longer than 20 characters (including the "."), only enter the first 20 characters of your username in the box below!

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