Chrome device Quick Start

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Network bandwidth

Your network’s bandwidth needs to be sufficient for the number of Chrome OS devices you’re introducing. We recommend a maximum of 30 devices per access point. Enterprise-grade access points can handle more. Learn more about Enterprise networking for Chrome devices.

Legacy software

If the majority of your applications use Microsoft® Windows® or Apple ®Mac® software, consider moving to web-based applications to get the best experience using Chrome OS devices. If you still need to use legacy applications, Chrome devices support a variety of desktop virtualization solutions such as VMware® and Citrix®.

External hardware

Chrome OS devices work with many USB-connected peripherals, including keyboards, printers, and cameras. Generally, devices work with peripherals that don't require installing a specialized device driver in other operating systems. You should test any external devices to make sure they work correctly with your Chrome OS devices before deploying them for your entire organization.

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