Procedure to configure BlackBerry to access CSL Wifi

A. Pre-requisite

To access CSL Wifi, you must:

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

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    1. Select Set Up Wi-Fi Network

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    1. Click Next

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    1. Click Scan for Networks

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    1. Wait a moment

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  1. Select Universities via CSL
  2. Enter the settings as follows:
    Security type:PEAP
    CA Certificate:GeoTrust Global CA
    Inner link security:EAP-MS-CHAP v2
    User name:[For Staff] HKU Portal UID in the form of
    [For Student] HKU Portal UID in the form of
    User password:HKUPortal PIN
    Server Subject / Server San:leave blank

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  3. Click Connect
  4. Enter the Profile name as Universities via CSL (case-sensitive)
  5. Click Finish
  6. BlackBerry should now connect to Universities via CSL
  7. If failed, try the following procedures:
      • Install Blackberry desktop manager 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

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C. Security Note

Since HKU Portal UID and PIN are employed to login at Universities via CSL, 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.



Multi-Factor Authentication

February 2024
February 2024

Mandatory for all staff accounts

May 2024
May 2024

Mandatory for all student accounts