Manage networks

If you have multiple networks saved on your Chromebook, you can specify which wireless network your device should connect to by default and manage other network options on the Settings page.

Automatically connect to a network

If there are multiple available wireless networks in your area, you can choose to automatically connect to a specific one.

  1. If you haven’t already, sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Click the status area in the lower-right corner, where your account picture appears.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. In the “Internet connection” section, click the “Wireless network” menu. Make sure you’re connected to the network in question.
  5. Select Network options.
  6. Select the “Automatically connect to this network” checkbox.
  7. Click Close.

It’s not possible to specify an order of connection preference among multiple wireless networks.

Tip: Your Chromebook automatically connects to wired local area networks whenever possible. If a wired network isn’t available, it’ll try to connect to secure wireless networks that have been saved to the device before trying unsecured wireless networks. Mobile data is only used when no other networks are available.

Forget a network

Network details are automatically saved whenever you connect to them, but you can clear those details at any time if you are the owner of the device.

  1. Sign in to the Chromebook with the account that has been designated as the owner.
  2. Click the status area in the lower-right corner, where your account picture appears.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. In the “Internet connection” section, click the “Wireless network” menu.
  5. Select Preferred networks.
  6. Hover over the network in question with your mouse and click the X.

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