Connect to GovWifi using a Chromebook


Once you have a GovWifi username and password, follow the steps below.

  1. Select the wifi icon in the bottom right of the screen. A list of wifi connections will appear.

  2. Select GovWifi. A settings menu appears.

    Screenshot of the WiFi network settings dialog on Chromebooks
  3. For EAP method, select PEAP.

  4. For Phase-2 authentication, select Automatic.

  5. For Server CA certificate, select Default.

  6. For Identity, enter the GovWifi username you received by email or text.

  7. For Password, enter the GovWifi password you received by email or text.

    Your password is case sensitive. It's 3 words without spaces. The first letter of each word is capitalised.

  8. Leave Anonymous identity blank.

  9. Select Connect.

You should now be connected to GovWifi.


If you get a message that says 'Failed to connect to the network GovWifi: Out of range’ it may be because you’re already connected to a different network. You'll need to disconnect from the other network for GovWifi to work.

Network connection error dialog on Chromebooks

To disconnect, select the wireless symbol in the bottom right of your screen. A list of wifi networks will appear. Right click on the network name your device is currently connected to. Select the option to disconnect, and then try connecting to GovWifi again.