Is your Chromebook consistently trying to connect to a network that’s nowhere nearby? Here’s how to make it behave.
I experienced this issue recently with a Chromebook that kept trying to connect to a network I’d only ever used once (and which was in an entirely different state of Australia). Google’s online help explains the task but isn’t entirely accurate. Here’s what to do:
- Click on the network icon in the bottom right-hand corner.
- Click on Settings.
- In the “Internet connection” section, click on the down arrow next to the current network name and choose “Preferred network”.
- Click the X to remove this network from the list.
Unfortunately, Chromebooks don’t let you specify a preferred order of network connection, so a little manual management seems inevitable.