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Procedure to configure Windows 7 to access "HKU" WiFi

A. Pre-requisite
B. Configuration Procedure for Windows 7 (To be done once)
C. Connection Procedure (Connect to "HKU" WiFi)
D. Security Note


A. Pre-requisite

To access "HKU" WiFi, you must:

  • For HKU Portal account created before 5 June 2009, register to enable "HKU" 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.

B. Configuration Procedure for Windows 7 (To be done once only)

The following is a sample procedure on Windows 7 PC configuration for enabling "HKU" WiFi:

  1. In Windows 7, download the WiFi auto-configuration program from here.
  2. Save the program to your local drive.
  3. Double click WiFi_Setup.exe to run the program.
  4. The configuration is done automatically, press any key to close the program.
  5. Try connecting to WiFi, and you will be prompted with the credential (User name and Password).
    • Type in your HKU Portal UID in the format of UID@hku.hk in the User name field.
    • Type in your HKU Portal PIN in the Password field.
    • Click OK to logon.
  6. If you failed to run the WiFi auto-configuration program, please follow the configuration procedure here to setup your notebook manually.

C. Connection Procedure (Connect to "HKU" WiFi)

  1. In Window 7,
    • Click Windows Start Windows Start.
    • Click Control Panel.
    • Click Network and Internet .
    • Click Network and Sharing Center.
    • Click Connect to a network.
    • Select HKU.
    • Click Connect.
       

    Click Connect to a network
     

  2. In Additional logon information is required windows, click Enter/select additional logon information.

     click Enter/select additional logon information.
     

  3. In the Network Authentication window,
    • Type in your HKU Portal UID in the format of UID@hku.hk in the User name field.
    • Type in your HKU Portal PIN in the Password field.
    • Click OK to logon.
       

    enter UID and PIN
     

  4. In the Set Network Location window,
    • Select Public network,
    • In the network location is now Public screen, click Close.
       

    Select "Public Network"
    Closer the Public Sreen
     

  5. You are currently connected to "HKU" WiFi.

    There is  "Connected" next to the "

D. Security Note

Since HKU Portal UID and PIN are employed to login at "HKU" 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.