Access points have been set up in various places in the Main
Library in support of the HKU campus Wireless Local Area Network
(WLAN). Registered users of the Libraries may approach the
Registration Counter of the Main Library Circulation Desk
and ask to borrow a Wireless Network Interface Card (NIC)
and its installation CD-ROM. After checking these items out,
users may read the accompanying instructions to locate areas
in the Main Library available for Wireless computing, and
also instructions for installing the NIC in their laptops.
These instructions are also found at http://www.hku.hk/cc/javamenu/ccwlan.htm.
The NIC is for use within the Main Library and is due back
on the same day before the Library closes.
HKU Libraries Proxy now in place
Ever thought of using HKUL subscribed e-journals, databases
and e-resources when outside Hong Kong, travelling abroad,
on sabbatical leave, when using HKUPPP or VPN is otherwise
impossible, or when you simply prefer to use a commercial
Internet Service Provider (ISP)?
Our new proxy server is now in place! This service is for
current HKU students and faculty. The above URL describes
the procedure that the user must follow to change the proxy
settings in the Web browser on his or her PC. After this is
done, and when the user clicks on the URL of a HKUL subscribed
e-resource for the first time, a pop-up screen will ask for
the user's username and password, the same ones that are used
to access HKUL checkout information.
Please note that
||if HKUPPP or VPN are used, there is
no need to use the Library Proxy.
||after use, you should change the proxy
settings back to their original settings; otherwise non-HKUL
URLs will produce error messages.