CityU Wireless LAN

With any properly configured IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac compliance wireless device, no matter whether it is a smart phone, tablet or notebook computer, you can use your LAN connection password to gain access to the wireless network.

Two options of connection methods are supported:

  1. secure connection with data encryption via WPA/WPA2
  2. insecure connection without data encryption via web logon (captive portal)

The CSC strongly recommends WLAN users to use option 1, i.e. the secure connection for the sake of data privacy and protection. The insecure connection should not be used unless your device does not support WPA/WPA2 and data privacy is not important.

WLAN Access Service CityU WLAN Eduroam CSL Wi-Fi and Y5Zone Hotspots Alumni WiFi
Connection Method 802.1x (WPA/WPA2)
Recommended
Web Logon
not Recommended
802.1x (WPA/WPA2) 802.1x (WPA/WPA2)
Recommended
Web Logon
Not Recommended
802.1x (WPA/WPA2)
SSID or Network Name CityU WLAN (WPA) CityUGuest eduroam
Universities via CSL
Universities via Y5ZONE
CSL
Y5ZONE
alumni
Free access CityU Campus CityU Campus All world-wide eduroam participants All hotspots above All hotspots above CityU Campus
Time limit / Restriction Unlimited access Unlimited access
Unlimited access Maximum connection time per login at CSL Wi-Fi hotspots is 2 hours; afterward user has to login again.
Unlimited access at Y5Zone hotspots
Unlimited access
User Type / Login name CityU staff and students/CityU EID CityU staff and students/<CityU EID>@cityu.edu.hk CityU Alumni/CityU EID
Password CityU network connection password
Windows 10 Setup Procedure win10 WPA/WPA2 button Web Logon button win10 WPA/WPA2 button win10 WPA/WPA2 button Web Logon button win10 WPA/WPA2 button
Windows 8 Setup Procedure win8 WPA/WPA2 button Web Logon button win8 WPA/WPA2 button win8 WPA/WPA2 button Web Logon button win8 WPA/WPA2 button
Windows 7 Setup Procedure win7 WPA/WPA2 button Web Logon button win7 WPA/WPA2 button win7 WPA/WPA2 button web logon button win7 WPA/WPA2 button
Windows Vista Setup Procedure win vista wpa/wpa2 button Web Logon button win vista wpa/wpa2 button win vista wpa/wpa2 button Web Logon button  
Mac OS X Setup Procedure macbook wpa2 button Web Logon button macbook wpa2 button macbook wpa2 button Web Logon button macbook wpa2 button
Smartphone Setup Procedure

android wpa2 button

iphone wpa2 button

blackberry wpa2 button

Web Logon button

android wpa2 button

iphone wpa2 button

blackberry wpa2 button

android wpa2 button

iphone wpa2 button

Web Logon button

android wpa2 button

iphone wpa2 button

 

References

  1. Frequently Ask Questions
  2. Broadband Internet Access at Wi-Fi Hotspots, Network Computing, Issue 51 March 2007
    (http://www.cityu.edu.hk/csc/netcomp/mar2007-2.htm)
  3. Wireless LAN Upgraded to Better Serve the Campus Community, Network Computing, Issue 44 June 2005
    (http://www.cityu.edu.hk/csc/netcomp/jun2005-2.htm)
  4. Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA and WPA2 )(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Access)
  5. Aruba Wireless Networks (http://www.arubanetworks.com/)
  6. Eduroam Hong Kong (http://www.eduroam.hk/)
  7. CSL Wi-Fi Hotspots 無線寬頻熱點 at http://www.cslwifi.com/
  8. Y5Zone Wi-Fi Hotspots at http://www.y5zone.net/
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