Staff and students are recommended to configure their notebook computer or PDA to access the wireless network using the EdUHK SSID which is more secure and device usually could reconnect the Wi-Fi automatically. Please avoid using Wi-Fi.HK via EdUHK as the data transmitted over the air is not encrypted and could be tapped by hackers. The pros and cons of different choices are tabulated as follows:

SSIDs for Academic/Administrative Buildings:

User Type Recommended wireless SSID Encryption Technology EdUHK Network Account Required? ProsCons
Staff and Students EdUHK * WPA/WPA2Yes
  • Latest technology for encryption
  • Data in the air are encrypted
  • More bandwidth (faster)
  • Popular standard and also used in many ISP hotspots
  • Take some time to setup once.
  • Account and password will be cached/stored in the mobile device. Don't set it up in SHARED or PUBLIC computers.
Visitors Wi-Fi.HK via EdUHK No No
  • No need to login with network account
  • No encryption
  • Limited bandwidth

SSIDs for Hostel/SSQ/OSQ:

User TypeRecommended wireless SSID Encryption Technology EdUHK Network Account Required?Pros Cons
Students Hostel * WPA/WPA2 Yes
  • Latest technology for encryption
  • Data in the air are encrypted
  • More bandwidth (faster)
  • Popular standard and also used in many ISP hotspots
  • Take some time to setup once.
  • Account and password will be cached/stored in the mobile device. Don't set it up in SHARED or PUBLIC computers.
StaffQuarters * WPA/WPA2Yes
  • Latest technology for encryption
  • Data in the air are encrypted
  • More bandwidth (faster)
  • Popular standard and also used in many ISP hotspots
  • Take some time to setup once.
  • Account and password will be cached/stored in the mobile device. Don't set it up in SHARED or PUBLIC computers.
Visitors Wi-Fi.HK via EdUHK No No
  • No need to login with network account
  • No encryption
  • Limited bandwidth

 


* Users are recommended to use the Hostel/Quarters SSID when they are in hostel/quarters so that they could enjoy the strongest signal. When users are in the academic/administrative buildings, they are recommended to use EdUHK.