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Procedure to manually 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 connecting HKU WiFi the first time:

  1. Click WiFi icon in bottom-right corner.
    wifi icon
     
  2. Click HKU WiFi.
    click hku wifiSelect "Network and internet"
     
  3. Click Connect.
    click connect
     
  4. Enter your 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.
      logon
       
  5. If you expect to find HKU WiFi at this location, click Connect.
    security alert
     
  6. In the Set Network Location window,
    • Select Public network,
    • In the network location is now Public screen, click Close.

      public network

      click close

  7. You are currently connected to HKU WiFi.
    connected

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

  1. Click WiFi icon.
    wifi icon
     
  2. Click HKU WiFi.
    click hku wifiSelect "Network and internet"
     
  3. Click Connect.
    click connect
     
  4. You are currently connected to HKU WiFi.
    connected

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.