Connecting to Your Home Network

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How to Connect Your District Windows Laptop to Your Home Network

*In the pictures below, the steps in Windows 7 are on the left, Windows 10 on the right.

This article will help you connect your district Windows Laptop to your home network

1. In the lower right hand corner of your screen, click on the wireless icon. Click on your home network's name, or SSID. The SSID for the network in this tutorial is "Captain America".


2. There will be an option to connect automatically. It will be left checked in this tutorial, but that's your personal preference. Click on the connect button.


3. There will be a short pause while your computer negotiates with your wireless network. This should only take a few seconds.


4. Type in the security key, or password for your wireless network. It's usually either set by the person who set up the home network, or printed on a sticker on your wireless router. Click "OK" in Windows 7, or "Next" in Windows 10.

*Special Note - The district does not support or maintain home wireless profiles, passwords, or hardware.


5. After another few seconds of authenticating to your network, you should see the wireless icon has changed to show you are connected.


How to Connect Your District Chromebook to Your Home Network

1. When you first turn on your Chromebook, it will stop at a screen letting you know there is no network available. On this screen, choose your home network's name. This is most often the name next to the icon with the most signal. In the example below, it's "The Chiral Network", but your network will have a different name.

*Special Note - The district does not support or maintain home wireless profiles, passwords, or hardware.


2. After clicking on your wireless network, the next screen will ask for your password. This password is created by whoever setup your wireless network and is not tied to district credentials.


3. After a few seconds, your connection should register on your Chromebook and the normal login screen will appear to accept your district login and password.

*Special Note - Kindergarten and First-grade students may show a different login screen, depending on quick card availability.


4. You can double-check you connected to the correct network by clicking the wireless network icon in the bottom right of the screen, and verifying "Connected" is showing up directly under your home wifi network. If not, please verify your home network information, and try again from step 1.