Can I use a Chromebook with ATT DSL? Or other WiFi router to the Internet?

; Date: Thu Nov 12 2015

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Chromebooks are popular inexpensive computers that are wonderful to use around the house for light-weight web surfing and e-mail and writing. Chromebooks connect to WiFi and sometimes to Ethernet. They can connect to any LAN supporting either. If that LAN has a gateway to the Internet, they can easily use that gateway and provide access to the general Internet.

In this regard Chromebooks are no different than any other computer. There is nothing special required to connect a Chromebook to any network and use its facilities to get to the Internet.

My home Internet is provided by SonicDSL, and is a resold AT&T U-VERSE line. In other words, I am using AT&T DSL except it was sold to me by SonicDSL.

The AT&T U-VERSE box acts like a typical WiFi router except that it has an embedded DSL modem. From the standpoint of the computers I own — MacBook Pro, iPhone, iPad, and two Chromebooks — using this network for Internet access is the same. I turn on the computer, and start browsing the Internet, and that’s it. The U-VERSE router takes care of everything.

In short - so long as you have a properly configured WiFi router providing Internet access, a Chromebook will easily use that router. There is nothing special about AT&T DSL in this regard.

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( David Herron : David Herron is a writer and software engineer focusing on the wise use of technology. He is especially interested in clean energy technologies like solar power, wind power, and electric cars. David worked for nearly 30 years in Silicon Valley on software ranging from electronic mail systems, to video streaming, to the Java programming language, and has published several books on Node.js programming and electric vehicles.