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Procedure to configure Mac OS X to access Universities WiFi

A. Pre-requisite
B. Configuration Procedure for Mac (To be done once)
C. Connection Procedure (Connect to Universities WiFi)
D. Security Note


A. Pre-requisite

To access Universities WiFi, you must:

  • Ensure that Wi-Fi LAN Card is WPA-compliance.
  • Update the latest WLAN driver from vendor.
  • For HKU Portal account created before 5 June 2009, register to enable Universities WiFi 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.

B. Configuration Procedure for Mac (To be done once)

  1. In the apple menu, select System Preferences.
  2. In the System Preferences, under the Network and Internet section, click Network.

    Network
     

  3. On the next screen, select Turn WiFi On, unlock the interface if locked, and click on Advanced.

    Turn WiFi On, unlock the interface if locked, and click on Advanced
     

  4. Click on the + button to add a new network.

    + button
     

  5. Select Show Network.

    Show Networks
     

  6. Select Universities WiFi from the available wireless networks and click Join.

Click Join
 

  1. Type in your UID@hku.hk in the User Name field.
     
  2. Type in your HKU Portal PIN in the Password field.
     
  3. Select Automatic mode.
     
  4. Click OK.

    Click OK
     

  5. Click OK.

    Click OK


     
  6. You may then get a box stating "The server certificate is not trusted because there are explicit trust settings". Click Continue.

    pop-up box
     

  7. Your computer should now connect to the Universities WiFi wireless network.

    Status: connected

C. Connection Procedure (Connect to Universities WiFi)

  1. Click WiFi icon at the top and select Universities WiFi. .

    Wifi icon
     

  2. A warning message about certificate is a not-trusted certificate may be displayed.
     
  3. Click Continue button to bypass the warning message.
     
  4. You should now be connected to the Universities WiFi wireless network.

D. Security Note

Since HKU Portal UID and PIN are employed to login 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.

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