Manage Wi-Fi networks

If you have multiple networks saved on your Chromebook, you can choose which wireless network the device should connect to by default.

By default, your Chromebook tries to connect to networks in this order of preference:

  • Wired local area network
  • Secure wireless network
  • Unsecure wireless network
  • Mobile data network (only used if your Chromebook has a data plan)

Automatically connect to a network

If you have multiple Wi-Fi 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. Make sure you're connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  3. Click the status area, where your account picture appears.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. In the "Internet connection" section, click Wi-Fi network, then click your network.
  6. Click the checkbox for Automatically connect to this network.
  7. Click Close.

Prefer a network

If you have multiple Wi-Fi networks in your area, you can tell your Chromebook to prefer one network over another:

  1. If you haven't already, sign in to your Chromebook.
  2. Make sure you're connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  3. Click the status area, where your account picture appears.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. In the "Internet connection" section, click Wi-Fi network, then click your preferred network.
  6. Click the checkbox for Prefer this network.
  7. Click Close.

Forget a network

Your Chromebook saves network information when you connect to a network. To delete that info:

  1. Sign in to the Chromebook with the account designated as the owner.
  2. Click the status area, where your account picture appears.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. In the "Internet connection" section, click Wi-Fi network.
  5. Click Preferred networks.
  6. Using your mouse, point to the network you want to forget, then click the X.

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