Chromebook Kit

This Acer 315 Chromebook and Coolpad Surf Hotspot combination Kit is an end-to-end solution to provide you Internet access and a device with which you can use that connection. The Chromebook only has the web browser, making getting online and getting things done simple. The Hotspot provides the Chromebook data from its cellular connection to Sprint’s network.

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Features

Chromebook

ChromeOS

– Wi-Fi

– Trackpad mouse

– Integrated speakers

– Integrated web camera

– Integrated microphone

– HDMI out for larger/one extra monitor

– 2 USB-C chargers (either side of the device)

– Two USB-A 3.0 ports for flash drives

– MicroSD card slot for memory cards

– Standard 3.5mm headphone plug

– Search button instead of CAPS LOCK

– 8-10 hour battery life

Coolpad Surf Hotspot

– Unlimited data

– Sprint’s network – view coverage at https://coverage.sprint.com/

Instructions

Hotspot

1. Press and hold the power button on the front bottom of the hotspot for 3 seconds to turn the device on or off. Hold the power button for 10 seconds to restart if the device gives you any issues. You may need to charge the hotspot with the included Micro-USB cable.

2. Wait a few minutes as the device powers on. Indicator lights on the screen from top to bottom:
– Network indicator – Green = good connection Yellow = poor connection Red = no connection
– Wi-Fi indicator – Green = Wi-Fi network is broadcasting and ready for the Chromebook to connect to
– Battery charge level – Green = 40-100% Yellow = 16-39% Red = less than 15%
– Data indicator – Flashes when data is being transmitted from the hotspot to the Chromebook or any other device.

3. Once the Network indicator is green or yellow and the Wi-Fi indicator is green, you’re ready to power on the Chromebook and connect to this hotspot.

Chromebook laptop

Charge and turn on
Plug the included power cord into an outlet and the circular plug on the bottom left of the Chromebook. A white light appears when it’s pluged in correctly. Expect battery life to be around 8-10 hours from a full charge.

Open the Chromebook. In the upper right corner of the keyboard, press the power button which is just above the backspace key. The Chromebook should turn on very quickly.

Log in
In the bottom bar of the screen that loads, click Browse as Guest toward the lower left corner.

Go to settings
In the lower right corner of the screen, click on the time.

Connect to Wi-Fi
Click the text Not connected beneath the Wi-Fi symbol. From the list, click the Lincolnwood Chromebook1 network.

Type the password 42445238 in the Join Wi-Fi network box that appears and click Connect.

If you turn off or log out of the Chromebook, you may have to go into settings and connect to the Wi-Fi Hotspot again.

Browse the web
It should hav eopened a blank web browser before you even connected to Wi-Fi. If not, click the Google Chrome icon which looks similar to a beach ball.

Click into the top address bar where it likely says Search Google or type a URL. Type in a search like “Lincolnwood weather” or a specific website address like https://www.lincolnwoodlibrary.org/ and hit the Enter key.

Turn off
When you’re done using the Chromebook, click on the time in the lower right corner, and click the power button next to Exit guest (on the screen, but with the same icon as the physical button that’s just above the backspace key). Close the lid and unplug the power cable if you were charging the device.

More Help

Need more help using one of our Chromebook? Contact the Information Services Desk at the library by calling (224) 233-1841 or email infoservices@lincolnwoodlibrary.org.