HKUVPN1 Setup Procedures for Windows 7

(A) Installation Procedure - Create a "HKUVPN" icon for connection (to be done once only)

(B) Connection Procedure (has to be done when you wish to connect to the HKU network via the HKUVPN gateway)


(A) Installation Procedure for Windows 7

i.e. Create a "HKUVPN" icon for connection

1.    Click Windows Start button, and then Control Panel.

2.    Click Network and Internet. Then, click on Network and Sharing Center option.

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3.    Click Set up a connection or network.

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4.    Click Connect to a workplace. Then click Next.

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5.    If you have connections setup already, ignore them and click No, create a new connection.
      Then, click Use my Internet connection (VPN).  Then click Next.

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6.    For "Internet address", type 'vpn.hku.hk'; for "Destination name", type 'HKUVPN'.  Then click Next.

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7.    For "User name", type your HKU Portal UID. For "password", type your Network Password.  Then click Connect.
(Leave the "Domain (optional)" field empty.)

(Note: The HKUVPN network requires your network password (not the Portal PIN). If you do not know your network password, set a new one in the HKU Portal => Campus Information Services => Central IT Services => Set Network Password. Network password will be effective in 20 mintues.)

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8. You are now connected to HKUVPN. Click Closed.

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(B) Connection Procedure (connect to the HKU network via the HKUVPN gateway)

1.    Click Windows Start button, and then Control Panel.

2.    Click Network and Internet. Then, click on Network and Sharing Center option.

3.    Select Connect to a network. For HKUVPN, click Connect.

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5. You can then access the HKU network and the Internet.  After you have finished accessing the HKU network, click Disconnect to disconnect from HKUVPN.

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