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Connecting a Chromebook to home WiFi

Your school-issued Chromebook can be connected to your home WiFi.

If you are prompted with a list of networks:

  1. Select your WiFi network from the list
  2. Input your WiFi Network password in the box that comes up. This is often found on the back, side, or bottom of your home network router that connects you to the Internet.
  3. Once connected, you should be able to log in with your school credentials (or Clever badge if that is available to you) and access your Google Classroom, Clever, Lexia, etc.

If you are not prompted with a list of networks, follow these instructions.

  1. Click the WiFi signal icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. Click “Not Connected”.
  3. Select your WiFi network.
  4. Enter the password to connect to your WiFi network. This is often found on the back, side, or bottom of your home network router that connects you to the Internet.
  5. Once connected, you should be able to log in with your school credentials (or Clever badge if that is available to you) and access your Google Classroom, Clever, Lexia, etc.

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Internet Availability

There are various methods to get your student and your family connected to the internet. We wanted to make sure you were aware of the multiple options available.

The Benton School District provides student accessible WiFi in the main student parking area and around the PDC at Benton High School as well as in the Football/Soccer, Baseball and Softball field stands, and near the ticket booths at the Athletic Complex.

The Saline County Library is open Mon-Thur 9am – 7pm, Fri & Sat: 9am – 4pm. They have high-speed internet available as well as library computers that patrons can use for 90 minutes a day.

T-Mobile also has “Project 10 Million” to provide free hotspots and internet service to 10 million eligible households.  Link: https://www.t-mobile.com/brand/project-10-million

Fidelity, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and others all service our area in various capacities and each provide a discount to qualifying households of up to $30/mo (or even free) through the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). For more information on the FCC’s program you can visit this link https://www.fcc.gov/acp

Fidelity Link: https://www.fidelitycommunications.com/acp#ebb-form

ViaSat Link: https://www.viasat.com/satellite-internet/affordable-connectivity-program/

HugesNet Link: https://www.hughesnet.com/acp

AT&T Link: https://www.att.com/help/affordable-connectivity-program/

Verizon Link: https://www.verizon.com/home/promo/affordable-connectivity-program/

T-Mobile Link: https://www.t-mobile.com/news/offers/t-mobile-brings-the-federal-affordable-connectivity-program-to-more-customers-with-free-wireless-service-at-metro-by-t-mobile

*Disclaimer: This post is informational only, the Benton School District is not endorsing nor promoting the providers listed or lack thereof.