Procedure for Windows 10 to Access Universities via CSL

A. Configuration Procedure (to be done once only)

  1. Right click Windows Start button cslwifi_win10_01.  Select Control Panel.
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  3. Click Network and Internet.
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  5. Click Network and Sharing Center.
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  7. Click Set up a new connection or network.
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  9. Click Manually connect to a wireless network and choose Next.
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  11. In Manually connect to a wireless network,
    • In Network name field: enter Universities via CSL;(Note: “Universities via CSL” is case-sensitive.)
    • In Security type field: select WPA2-Enterprise;(Note: Both WPA-Entreprise and WPA2-Entreprise are supported in HKU. WPA-Entreprise may be more suitable or compatible for users of other Universities.)
    • Click Next.
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  12. Click Change connection settings.
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  14. In the “Universities via CSL” Wireless Network properties window,
    • Under the Connection tab, un-check all boxes.
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  15. Select Security tab.
    • Under Choose a network authentication method, select Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP).
    • Un-check Remember my credentials for this connection each time I’m logged on.
    • Click Advanced Settings.
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  16. In Advanced settings,
    • Check Specify authentication mode: and select User or computer authentication.
    • Click OK.
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  17. In the Protected EAP Properties window,
    • Check Verify the server’s identity by validating server certificate
    • Check Connect to these servers and type
    • Check DigiCert Global Root CA
    • Select Tell user if the server’s identity can’t be verified from Notifications before connecting drop down menu.
    • Select Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP V2) from Select Authentication Method drop down menu.
    • Click Configure…
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  18. Un-check Automaticlly use my Windows login name and password (and domain if any), click OK Click Change connection settings.
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  20. Click OK twice to close the pop-up box and click Close to finish.

B. Connection Procedure

  1. In Windows 10,
  • Click Windows Start cslwifi_win10_01.
  • Click Settings.
  • Click Network and Internet.
  • Select WiFi on the left pane.
  • Select HKU and click Connect.


  1. In the “Sign in” window,
  • For staff, please enter your username in the format of For studentsplease enter your username in the format of
  • Enter your HKU Portal PIN in the Password field.
  • Click OK to logon.


  1. For first time login, you may see the message below. Click Connect to continue.


  2. Your computer should now connect to Universities via CSL.


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For better password security protection, you are advised to change your HKU Portal PIN if you have not changed it for six months. 



Multi-Factor Authentication

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