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Procedure to configure Other Systems to access Universities WiFi

A. Pre-requisite
B. Configuration Procedure (To be done once)
C. 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 eduroam 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.

B. Configuration Procedure (To be done once only)

For other non-Windows or non-Macintosh based (e.g. Linux) mobile devices. The following table suggests the configuration settings for the accessing the Universities WiFi service:

Universities WiFi Service Settings Setting Values

SSID

Universities WiFi
(Note: case-sensitive)

Authentication

WPA

Data Encryption

TKIP

EAP Type

PEAP (EAP-MSCHAPv2)

Trusted Root Certification Authorities

GeoTrust Global CA.

Server Certificate

802.1x.hku.hk

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.

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