On-campus WiFi

In CUHK campus, eligible users can access to the campus network and the Internet through WiFi connections whose signals cover most of the campus, i.e. buildings, student hostels, canteens, libraries and several outdoor areas.

Available to

Staff, students, CUHK alumni, visiting guests and CUSCS (the School of Continuing and Professional Studies) students

Service Charge and Application

Staff / CUHK Students / Alumni / CUSCS Students: Free; no application required
Visiting guests: Charged / Uncharged with applications (Please refer to tab 3: On Campus WiFi for Visiting Guests below)

Service Availability

24 X 7; except maintenance period


All CUHK staff and students can use the following SSIDs. It’s planned to standardize the login ID as used in CUHK1x. Details will be announced in due course.

SSID / WiFi Name Description Login Accounts Connection Guide
  • It requires login once only
Student-ID@link.cuhk.edu.hk / Staff-alias@cuhk.edu.hk + OnePass password
For eduroam / CSL / Y5ZONE, please visit Off-campus WiFi.


All CUHK alumni and CUSCS (the School of Continuing and Professional Studies) students can use (SSID / WiFi Name) CUguest on campus.

Quick Steps to Connect to CUguest

  1. Turn on the WiFi function on your device and select (SSID / WiFi Name) CUguest and connect.
  2. Open a web browser and a policy page will pop out. Click accept to go to the login page.
  3. Enter appropriate login information as below:

User Group Login ID Password Details
Alumni 10-digit Alumni ID

(Forget your Alumni ID?)

MyCUHK password

(Forget your MyCUHK password?)

Please email alumni@cuhk.edu.hk
CUSCS Students 8-digit Student ID Assigned password For enquiries, please contact CUSCS staff at enrollment counter or email to support@scs.cuhk.edu.hk

User Guide

  • Windows ( Eng  |   ) – compatible with Android, iPhone / iPad and Mac


Visiting Guests

  1. With an External User Account can use wifi on campus and other IT services.
  2. Without an External User Account
    1. For event participants, please contact the host departments and student societies to apply for CUguest WiFi service.
      • SSID / WiFi Name: CUguest
      • WiFi Login ID: Guest-ID as printed on the the guest Wi-Fi information slip, or please check with the event organizer.
      • WiFi Password: Assigned Password
    2. For others, please connect to Wi-Fi.HK via CUHK for a 4-hour free wifi per device per day.


ITSC provides a list of campus hotspots location here. Posters have been posted in these covered areas for identification.
Download Poster (A3, PDF)
Wi_Fi Poster 2021 A3

Date  Updates
2008 Introduction of WiFi SSID = CUGuest
Introduction of WiFi SSID = CUHK for 802.11a/b/g (2.4 & 5 GHz) capable clients via web portal login
13 Jun 2012 Introduction of WiFi SSID = CUHKa for 802.11a/n (5 GHz) capable clients via web portal login
Optimizing WiFi SSID = CUHK for 802.11b/g/n (2.4 GHz) capable clients via web portal login
17 Oct 2016 Introduction of WiFi SSID = CUHK1x which can support 802.1x connection
16 Jun 2021 Introduction of new login portal for WiFi SSID = CUguest
6 Jul 2021 Introduction of new login portal for WiFi SSID = CUHK
Termination of WiFi SSID = CUHKa
28 Sep 2021 Unifying Login ID of  CUHK Wi-Fi as email address
5 Jul 2022 Termination of WiFi SSID = CUHK