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Connection Procedure to HKU Campus Network

For first-time users, do the following steps (you need to do these steps only once):

  1. Staff and students can connect to the campus WiFi via the SSID "HKU" (see https://www.its.hku.hk/documentation/guide/network/wifi/hkuwifi). 
  2. "eduroam" can access the WiFi network in all the institutions participating in eduroam. For connecting to "eduroam", please refer to https://www.its.hku.hk/documentation/guide/network/wifi/eduroam.  
  3. "Wi-Fi.HK via HKU" is available to all visitors on campus without prior configuration and registration. For details, see procedures to access Wi-Fi.HK via HKU.
  4. Staff and students can use the free WiFi outside HKU campus (see https://www.its.hku.hk/services/network/wifi/outside).
  5. For wired connection, register your network card address under HKU Portal (network card address may sometimes refer to physical address or MAC (media access control) address).
  6. Configure your computer to obtain an IP address dynamically (via DHCP).

For accessing the campus network services outside the University network, you will need to first login the HKUVPN gateway using your HKU Portal UID and PIN.  See https://www.its.hku.hk/documentation/guide/network/remote/hkuvpn2fa for the configuration and connection steps for making HKUVPN connection.


1. A connection session will be disconnected if it is left idle without any activity for 30 minutes.

2. For hall residents who are visitors, they should contact the Hall Managers for the pre-requisites and procedures for gaining access to the HallNet.