Wireless Network Connection for staff and students through WPA/WPA2

Wireless Network tag

Apart from using VPN with wireless network, using WPA/WPA2 is another secure option. This is a secured wireless connection method with data encryption over the air. Using this method, any user with a valid EdUHK network account can access the Internet as well as the EdUHK Internal network wirelessly, just like using a computer connected to the campus network with wired connection. To make such a connection, you need to setup a profile using the wireless connection utility available in your device. There are three SSID for the EdUHK wireless network, the "EdUHK" or "EdUHK5G" * is for WPA/WPA2 enabled connection and "Wi-Fi.HK via EdUHK" is for guest with no encryption settings and also used for VPN.

Note:
* Most of the high-end mobile phones support dual radio band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz or 5GHz) and automatically pick the radio frequency band based on various criteria. For some usages, if users want to stick to the 5GHz band which is less noisy and support faster speed, they could select the EdUHK5G or Hostel5G (in hostels only) to force the mobile devices to use the 5GHz band.

Wi-Fi Connection Procedures: (Click the below items to expand)

Wireless Network Connection WPA2 setup procedures for Windows 10

Connection Procedures: (screen capture based on Windows 10 wireless connection utility)

  1. Click the "Internet Access" connection icon on the task bar.
  2. The system will scan for available wireless network within the area. Locate and press "EdUHK". Then click the "Connect" button. 

  3. Enter EdUHK login name and password as requested and press "OK". 

  4. Then you will be prompted to accept the certificate, please click "Show certificate details.

  5. Make sure the certificate is issued to the domain "wnet.eduhk.hk". Then press "Connect" to proceed. (Note: If ANY of the certificate details mismatch the given information, please contact the IT Help Desk, and click “Cancel” to reject the insecure connection.)

  6. Now you may surf the Internet (e.g. using Edge, Chrome or Firefox) over the EdUHK wireless network.

Wireless Network Connection WPA2 setup procedures for Mac OS X

Connection Procedures: (screen capture based on Mac OS X 10.13.x wireless connection utility)

  1. Click the AirPort wireless connection icon on the task bar.
  2. The system will scan for available wireless network within the area. Locate and click "EdUHK". 

  3. Enter user name and password as requested. Then click the "Join" button. 

  4. When the "Verify Certificate" window shown, click the "Show Certificate" to view more information. 

  5. Make sure the certificate is issued to the domain "wnet.eduhk.hk". Then click the "Continue" button to proceed. (Note: If ANY of the certificate details mismatch the given information, please contact the IT Help Desk, and click “Cancel” to reject the insecure connection.)

  6. Now you may surf the Internet (e.g. using Safari) over the EdUHK wireless network.

Wireless Network Connection WPA2 setup procedures for Apple iOS device

Connection Procedures: (screen capture based on iOS 11.x)

  1. Go to "Settings" page and choose "Wi-Fi".
  2. The system will scan for available wireless network within the area. Locate and press "EdUHK". 
    Illustration of iOS Wi-Fi scan

  3. Enter your EdUHK login name and password for "Username" and "Password" accordingly. Then press the "Join" button. 
    Illustration of iOS Wi-Fi login

  4. When prompt for the following pop-up, make sure the certificate is issued to the domain "wnet.eduhk.hk". Then press "Trust". (Note: If ANY of the certificate details mismatch the given information, please contact the IT Help Desk, and click “Cancel” to reject the insecure connection.)
    Illustration of iOS Wi-Fi certificate

  5. Now you may surf the Internet (e.g. using Safari) over the EdUHK wireless network.

Wireless Network Connection WPA2 setup procedures for Android System

Connection Procedures: (Screen capture based on android version 11 and the layout may vary on different devices)

  1. Go to "Settings" page and choose "Wireless & connections". 
  2. Then choose "Wi-Fi
  3. The system will scan for available wireless network within the area. Locate and press "EdUHK". 
    Illustration of Wi-Fi available

  4. Please select the appropriate settings as below and click "Connect".
    • EAP method: PEAP
    • Phase 2 Authentication: MSCHAPV2 (This setting will be under "Advanced" for some devices)
    • Identity: Your EdUHK login name (e.g. tmchan)
    • Password: Your EdUHK password
    • CA Certificate: Use System Certificate
    • Domain: eduhk.hk

    Illustration of android Wi-Fi connection settingsIllustration of android Wi-Fi connection settings

  5. Now you may surf the Internet over the EdUHK wireless network.