If your Google Chrome installer never gets past the ‘Connecting to the Internet…’ stage and you access the web through a work/school/university network, or other proxy, it may be that your proxy requires you to put in a password (ie authenticate). (If you get the error message “Send request returned 0x80042197. Http status code 407.” this is also likely to be your problem.)
The Chrome installer is trying to download itself, but the geniuses (yes, really) at google forgot to put in a password input box. Until Google releases an updated installer, you can download the full Chrome installer here:
Once you have that file, all ya gotta do is run it. Have a good one!