Sunday, March 16, 2014

Setting up Chromebook with 24Online and Siti-Broadband via wired connection

24Online is the ISP authentication to access internet. On any windows or linux system, you need to download the appropriate client and install it. Before accessing internet, fire up the application and put in your account credentials and you can start browsing.

Siti-Broadband is the cable broadband provider.

Gather the following details before proceeding:
1. IP configuration. Call your broadband and get the following information - IP Adress, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway, and DNS Servers. If you are using the exisiting internet connection on  a windows desktop, go to Start --> All Programs --> Accessories --> Command Prompt. Type "ipconfig /all".
2. 24Online account details

Follow the steps below to connect your Chromebook
1. Open your Chromebook and connect the Ethernet cable
2. Go to settings
3. Open Ethernet settings
4. Select manual entry. Populate the details stored in the earlier steps. Remember to select the preferred servers and put the DNS Servers info collected earlier in the same order they were originally found. This step is not important for actual access to internet.
5. Restart your Chromebook
6. Log in to your off-internet account.
7. Open your chrome browser and go to
and plugin your account log in details.
8. Now you should be able to access internet.
9. A neat trick would be to add the above webpage in the settings --> Advanced setting --> Open this webpage on start up. Save the password when you log in the first time. That way, you do not need to log in everytime to access internet, Chromebook will do that for you every time you log in.

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