Procedure for Windows 10 to Access Universities via Y5ZONE

A. Configuration Procedure (to be done once only)

  1. Right click Windows Start button Window Start button and select Control Panel.
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  3. Click Network and Internet.
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  5. Click Network and Sharing Center.
  6. Click Set up a new connection or network.
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  8. Click Manually connect to a wireless network and choose Next.
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  10. Under Manually connect to a wireless network,
    • In Network name field: enter Universities via Y5ZONE;(Note: “Universities via Y5ZONE” 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 in other universities.)
    • Click Next.
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  11. Click Change connection settings.
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  13. In the “Universities via Y5ZONE” Wireless Network properties window,
    • Under the Connection tab, un-check all boxes.
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  14. 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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  15. In Advanced settings,
    • Check Specify authentication mode: and select User or computer authentication.
    • Click OK.
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  16. 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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  17. Un-check Automaticlly use my Windows login name and password (and domain if any) and click OK.  Click Change connection settings.
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  19. Click OK twice to close the popup Windows, then click Close to finish.

B. Connection Procedure

  1. In Window 10,
    • Click Windows Start
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    • Click Settings.
    • Click Network and Internet.
    • Select WiFi on the left pane.
    • Select Universities via Y5ZONE and click Connect.
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  2. In the “Sign in” window,
    • For staff, please enter your username in the format of For students, please enter your username in the format of
    • Enter your HKU Portal PIN in the Password field.
    • Click OK to logon.
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  3. For first time login, you may see the message below. Click Connect to continue.
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  5. You are currently connected to Universities via Y5ZONE.
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C. Security Note

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



Multi-Factor Authentication

February 2024
February 2024

Mandatory for all staff accounts

May 2024
May 2024

Mandatory for all student accounts