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Connect your Pixelbook to Wi-Fi

To connect your Pixelbook to the internet, use a compatible Wi-Fi network.

Step 1: Turn on Wi-Fi

  1. Turn on your device.
  2. At the bottom right, select the time to open the status area.
  3. Select No network No network.
    Note: If you see "Connected to" and your Wi-Fi network name, your device is already connected to Wi-Fi.
  4. To turn on Wi-Fi, select the toggle.
  5. Your device will automatically look for available networks and show them to you in a list.

Step 2: Pick a network and connect

Connect to an open network
Select the Wi-Fi network Wi-Fi.
Remember, your information might be visible to other people on this network.
Connect to a secure network
  1. Select the secure Wi-Fi network Wi-Fi secure network.
  2. Type the network password.
  3. Select Connect.
Connect to an unlisted network
Administrators may hide networks so only certain people can use them. To connect to an unlisted network:
  1. Select Join other network Join other.
  2. Enter the network information in the box that appears.
  3. Select Connect.

Information for this network is automatically saved so you can connect automatically later.

Connect to a WPA2 enterprise network

Step 1: Check if your certificate is installed

  1. Open Chrome Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type chrome://settings/certificates and press Enter.
  3. Select Authorities.
  4. Using information from your administrator, look for your server certificate in the list. If the server certificate isn't installed, your administrator might ask you to install the server certificate.
  5. [Optional] If you're connecting to an EAP-TLS network, you might need to install the user certificate.

For more information on setting up virtual private networks (VPNs), see Related articles.

Step 2: Connect to the network

  1. At the bottom right, select the time to open the status area.
  2. Select Settings Settings.
  3. Under "Network," select Add connection and then Add Wi-Fi and then Advanced.
  4. Enter your network information.
    • If the server certificate is installed, in the "Server CA certificate" field, choose Default.
  5. Select Connect.

Find your MAC address or IP address

Some administrators restrict network access to prevent outsiders from seeing private information on the network. To use the network, you might need to give your device's MAC or IP address to your administrator. To find the MAC or IP address:

  1. If you haven't yet, sign in to your device.
  2. At the bottom right, select the time to open the status area.
  3. Select the Wi-Fi network Wi-Fi.
  4. At the top of the box, select Information Information.
  5. You'll see your device's IP address and IPv6 address. Your MAC address is labeled "Wi-Fi."

Wi-Fi networks that work with your device

  • Open networks that don't require a password
  • Secure networks that use WEP, Dynamic WEP, WPA-PSK, WPA-Enterprise, or WPA2-Enterprise settings
    • We recommend WPA2, as it is more secure than WEP or WPA
  • Standards: 802.11 a/b/g/n and 802.11ac for AC-equipped ChromeOS devices

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