Chromebook - Setup Guide

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Connecting to a WiFi network is important because Internet access is required to get the most out of your new Google Chromebook. In the following article you'll find all the information you need to get your Chromebook connected.

 

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Connect to Your Home WiFi

Connect to Shaw Go WiFi Hotspots

 


 

Connect to Your Home WiFi

 

  1. Click the network icon in the lower-right corner of your screen
  2. Select your network status from the menu that appears
  3. Make sure WiFi usage is enabled, which will allow your Chromebook to detect nearby networks. In the menu that appears, click if you see , that means WiFi is already enabled
  4. Detected networks will automatically show up in the menu. To connect to a network, simply select it's name
  5. When you see the icon in the lower-right corner of the screen, that means your Chromebook is connected to the network

 

If you are using a Shaw WiFi Modem, you can find your network name and password listed on a sticker on the back or side of the device.

 

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Connect to Shaw Go WiFi Hotspots

 

Shaw Go WiFi is a complimentary service available to all Shaw Internet customers, whereby they can automatically connect to any of Shaw's thousands of WiFi hotspots located across Western Canada. Once you've signed in you'll automatically connect to additional Shaw Go WiFi hotspots every time you're within range.

 

  1. Click the network icon in the lower-right corner of your screen
  2. Select your network status from the menu that appears
  3. Make sure WiFi usage is enabled, which will allow your Chromebook to detect nearby networks. In the menu that appears, click if you see , that means WiFi is already enabled
  4. Detected networks will automatically show up in the menu. Click on the ShawOpen network to select it
  5. When you see the icon in the lower-right corner of the screen, that means your Chromebook is connected to the network
  6. Once connected, you'll need to sign in to use Shaw Go WiFi. To sign in, open up Google Chrome and you will be automatically redirected to the Shaw Go WiFi sign in page where you can sign in with your @shaw.ca email address

 

If you'd like to simplify the Shaw Go WiFi connection experience, you can register your Chromebook while at home. Once registered, you'll only need to connect to the ShawOpen network once, and no sign in will be required. For more information, please check out the following article: How to Connect to a Shaw Go WiFi Hotspot

 

 

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