Information Technology Services Centre - Ways for CUHK Staff & Students to Connect to CUHK Campus Network and the Internet
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  • Ways for CUHK Staff & Students to Connect to CUHK Campus Network and the Internet

    To decide which network connection you should connect to, you have to consider (1) your location, (2) whether Ethernet backbone or wireless network is available and (3) the actions you want to perform on the Internet. The following table summarizes the characteristics and advices concerning each network connection.

    Network Type

    ResNet

    ClassNet

    VPN

    CUHK Wi-Fi Service

    CUHK Wi-Fi Hotspot Partnership Programme

    Wireless

     

     

     

    SSID=CUHKa / CUHK

    SSID = CSL / Y5ZONE / Universities WiFi / Eduroam
    * SSID=PCCW will be disabled on 10 Sep 2014. Please connect to SSID=CSL instead.

    On-campus

       

     

       

    Off-campus

     

     

     

     

     

    Coverage

    All student hostels

    Lecture theatres, classrooms, libraries and public areas on campus.

     

    Lecture theatres, classrooms, libraries, canteens and public areas on campus.

    Sister institutions, 24-hour convenient stores and shopping malls in Hong Kong, as well as educational institutions over the world.

    Connection Method

    Web Login + Computing ID & OnePass  (CWEM) password

    VPN Client + Computing ID & OnePass  (CWEM) password

    Web Login + Computing ID & OnePass  (CWEM) password

    • CSL/ Y5ZONE: Web Login
    • Universities WiFi / Eduroam : Dot 1x connection

     

    + This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. & self-defined password

    Restricted CUHK Sites Access Availability

    These sites include: CUHK Wi-Fi Hotspot Partnership Programme, Staff Self-Service Enquiry System, Library e-resources, licensed software download, academic report, CUHK News Server, etc.

    You can gain access to these restricted sites by setting up a VPN connection over your Wi-Fi connection.

    Security

    • VPN technology offers data encryption and security mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users can access the campus network.

    • Data is not encrypted; thus the security level is low.
    • Do NOT perform actions concerning sensitive / personal information, such as e-banking.

    Advices

    Connection Time Per Session

    8 hours with 1 hour idle time out and unlimited sessions

    8 hours and
    unlimited sessions

    4 hours and
    unlimited sessions

    Unlimited with 1 hour idle time out

    Unlimited