Set up Chromebook

Set up Chromebook

Device Information

  • Chromebooks are different from traditional laptops or desktop computers. A Chromebook allows you to access the Internet to browse the web and to use most web-based applications. You cannot install programs on a Chromebook.

    Your Chromebook will have the following features:

    • Touch screen
    • Webcam
    • Two USB ports
    • Micro SD Card Reader
    • Headphone/Microphone combo jack

    Power button is typically located:

    • On the right side of the device, next to the USB port or
    • On the upper-right of the keyboard.

    Image of a Chromebook

Log In to Chromebook 

  • Log into the Chromebook with your WakeID credentials. Only a valid WakeID can be used to log into a WCPSS Chromebook. Instructions to log into the WakeID Portal are posted at:

    Guest access is disabled.


  • Chromebooks require little technical support. However, if your Chromebook is not functioning properly, follow the steps below, in order, until the issue is resolved: 

    1. Restart Chromebook.

    2. Problem not resolved? Follow instructions to wipe your Chromebook:  

    3. Problem still not resolved? Contact WCPSS Help Desk or 919-664-5700.

Connect Chromebook to Wi-Fi

  • 1. Turn on Chromebook.

    2. Click your Wi-Fi network.

    screen grab illustrating selecting your home's wireless network

    3. Enter Wi-Fi password.

    screen grab of entering wireless internet password

    4. Click Connect.

    image of "connect" button

    Chromebook is now connected to Wi-Fi for Internet access.

  • Additional Notes

    Additional Notes

    • Printing is not supported on Chromebooks.
    • Do not use any chemicals to clean the device. Just use a microfiber cloth.
    • Personalize your Chromebook shelf (task bar):