Procedure to configure Other Systems to access CSL WiFi

A. Pre-requisite

To access CSL 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 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.

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 CSL WiFi service:

CSL WiFi Service SettingsSetting Values


Universities via CSL



Data Encryption


EAP Type


Trusted Root Certification Authorities

DigiCert Global Root CA

Server Certificate

C. Security Note

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



Multi-Factor Authentication

February 2024
February 2024

Mandatory for all staff accounts

May 2024
May 2024

Mandatory for all student accounts