Chromebook Set-Up

Getting Started

  • The Chromebook will turn on when you open the cover.
  • The first screen allows you to select your keyboard language and to access Accessibility features.
  • Select the “Let’s Go” button to start the configuration process.
  • Connect to a Wi-Fi network to continue. You must update these settings to access the LaGuardia Wi-Fi:
    • Change EAP Method dropdown to “PEAP”
    • Change EAP Phase 2 authentication dropdown to “MSCHAPv2”
    • Change Server CA certificate dropdown to “Do not check”
    • Enter your LaGuardia username in the Identity field and your password in the Password field (same as your MyLaGuardia username and password)
    • Enter “” in the Domain Suffix Match field (this is recommended but not required)
  • Read and accept the Google Terms of Service and then select Next to add yourself to the Chromebook.

Signing In

  • As a guest, select “Browse as Guest” in the bottom left corner of the screen. Note: The only application available under the guest account is the Chrome web browser.
  • With an existing personal Google account, type in your credentials and select “Next.”
  • With a new Google account, select the “More Options” dropdown and select “Create Account.”


Once signed in, you can access your applications, including the Play Store to install additional applications:

  • Select the circle icon in the bottom left corner.
  • Select the arrow icon that appears in the bottom center.

System Tray Options (Power Options, Lock, Sign Out)

  • Open your “Systems Tray” by selecting the clock in the bottom right corner.
  • Select the appropriate icon:
    • Power – shut down or restart (requires your Google credentials on restart)
    • Lock – lock the device to require a password
    • Sign out – Require full Google credentials on log in


Reset Your Chromebook before You Return It

Follow these instructions to erase all the information and files on your Chromebook’s hard drive:

  • Sign out of your Chromebook.
  • Select and hold Ctrl + Alt + Shift + r.
  • Select “Restart.”
  • In the box that appears, select “Powerwash” and then select “Continue.”