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Procedure to configure Blackberry to access Universities WiFi

A. Pre-requisite
B. Configuration Procedure for Blackberry (To be done once)
C. Security Note

A. Pre-requisite

To access Universities WiFi, you must:

  • For HKU Portal account created before 5 June 2009, register to enable Universities WiFi access by login HKU Portal > Campus Information Services > Central IT Services > Register to use WiFi service.
  • For HKU Portal account created on or after 5 June 2009, no registration is required.
  • Please note that the following procedure is based on BlackBerry 9000.

B. Configuration Procedure for Blackberry (To be done once only)

  1. From the standby screen, press the BlackBerry button to open the main menu
  2. Select Manage Connection
  3. Turn Wi-Fi to On

    Wifi On

  4. Select Set Up Wi-Fi Network

    Set up netwok wifi

  5. Click Next


  6. Click Scan for Networks

    Scan for Networks

  7. Wait a moment


  8. Select Universities WiFi

    Universities Wifi

  9. Enter the settings as follows:
    Security type: PEAP
    CA Certificate: GeoTrust Global CA
    Inner link security: EAP-MS-CHAP v2
    User name: HKU Portal UID in the form of
    User password: HKUPortal PIN
    Server Subject / Server San: leave blank

    Input settings

  10. Click Connect


  11. Enter the Profile name as Universities WiFi (case-sensitive)

    Input "Universities Wifi"

  12. Click Finish


  13. BlackBerry should now connect to Universities WiFi
  14. If failed, try the following procedures:
    • Install Blackberry desktop manager from for your platform (PC or MAC)
    • Connect the device with USB cable.
    • In Blackberry desktop manager, click Certificates
    • Choose Intermediate
    • In Certificate label, check GeoTrust DV SSL CA to enable the certificate
    • Press Sync

      Blackberry desktop software

C. Security Note

Since HKU Portal UID and PIN are employed to login at Universities WiFi, as a better password security measure, you would be asked to change your HKU Portal PIN if you have not changed it for six months.