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Decommission of WiFi SSID “Universities WiFi”

The WiFi SSID (Service Set Identifier) "Universities WiFi" was removed from the HKU campus network on 1 August 2017 following the decision of the Joint Universities Computer Centre (JUCC) to decommission this SSID first set up by them in 2009 among the universities in Hong Kong. 

Below summarizes the active WiFi SSIDs available for use by staff and students as well as visitors-


Eligible User

Covered Area


Staff and students

HKU campus network


Staff and students

Other Hong Kong universities and overseas institutions participating in the consortium “eduroam”

Universities via CSL

Staff and students

CSL WiFi hotspots around Hong Kong

Universities via Y5ZONE

Staff and students

Y5ZONE WiFi hotspots around Hong Kong

Wi-Fi.HK via HKU

Visitors (no login is required)

HKU campus network

Staff and students can use the above WiFi services after undertaking a one-time configuration procedure.  The steps can be found in the links above. 

In case you have any questions on the above, please feel free to contact our Service Desk at ithelp@hku.hk or 3917 0123.


C W Lo
Network Operations Team
Tel: 3917 5706
Email: hcxclcw@hku.hk