Wired Network – Telecommunication Service Point (TSP) (Inside Campus)
TSP is the socket for the network connection of computers or IP phones. Each Full-time staff is entitled to have one TSP which normally provides a pair of 2 physical sockets. One socket provides for data and the other for IP phone. The cost of installing any extra TSP will be borne by the users.
Wi-Fi (Inside & Outside Campus)
Wireless network, or so-called Wi-Fi, is provided within the campus for mobile devices to have access to the University’s internal network and /or the Internet. Users should select the appropriate SSID (service set identifier) for their connection according to the table below.
|BU-Advanced||Staff & Student|
|BU-Standard||Staff & Student|
|Wi-Fi.HK via HKBU||Visitor|
Guidelines on the Use of University Network Services with reference to the Protection of Copyright Works
- The University respects and upholds intellectual properties and copyright.
- Staff and students shall acquaint themselves with and abide by the Copyright Ordinance in using the University network services.
- At present there are permitted acts for education in the Copyright Ordinance that allows the use of copyright works without the need to obtain consent from the copyright owner(s) but such acts are restricted and must not compromise the legitimate interest of the copyright owners.
- When using copyright works for educational endeavours, whether through the Internet/Intranet environment or other means, staff and students must pay attention to what are permitted acts under the prevailing Copyright Ordinance and what would otherwise constitute copyright infringement.
- Since uploading of copyright work in the Internet/Intranet environment is considered as distributing multiple copies of that copyright work, any uploading or downloading to a server, PC, notebook or handheld device using the University network should be done within the boundaries of the law and the amount of copyright work to be uploaded must be of ‘reasonable extent’ under the fair dealing provision of the Copyright Ordinance. Access of the uploaded copyright works should be restricted to a designated group of users for the intended educational purpose only.
- Staff and students should not download unauthorized copyright work through the University network. Systematic and excessive downloading of copyright works using the University network may, in addition to the offender being subject to prosecution and/or claims for damages by the copyright owners, draw the University into legal dispute and possible claims.
- All IP addresses are identifiable and any copyright infringement acts done through the University network can be detected. All users should hold themselves responsible for any copyright infringement acts done through the University network.
- Any one found to have infringed copyright works using the University network may be subject to disciplinary sanction by the University.
- Never leave your computer unattended after logging in the University network, so as to prevent illegal uploading or downloading by a third party using your IP address. You may be found liable for anyone using your IP address for illegal activities.
University Proxy Server for Internet Access Enforced
To economize on the usage of the HARNET/US Internet Link, all users, including users in the campus and users with remote dial-up line access, must go through a proxy server for the World Wide Web access. All overseas Web requests are prohibited if proxy server is not being used. One of the advantages of using the proxy server is that those previously visited web pages will be mirrored in the server. Subsequent users who are connecting the same site will obtain the information directly from the proxy server instead of the unnecessary re-downloading of the materials from outside, thus speeding up the information retrieval time and saving the network bandwidth.
Network ports are provided for the residents to access the University Network and the Internet in each room of Student Residence Halls and NTT International House. However, residents have to acquire their own computer machines, network connection cards and cables. Residents are required to observe the following policies and guidelines for a proper access of the University network:
- Users are not allowed to use any IP addresses (or any other network addresses) that are not assigned (or not pre-approved) by ITO.
- For NTT International House, the useable IP addresses for the dedicated rooms are labelled on the network adaptor plates mounted on the wall. Users can only use the specified IP addresses for their network connection.
- For Student Residence Halls, the Point to Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) is being adopted. Users must carry out a login procedure to obtain a dynamic IP address in each access connection for network communication. They are required to login the network again if the connection is idle for more than one hour. Set up procedures can be obtained by clicking on the link below.
- Users are prohibited from producing excessive network traffic such as broadcasting or producing massive e-mailing (e.g. e-mail bombs).
- Users are not allowed to set up his or her computer system as a network server for provision of services (such as e-mail server).
- Development and/or testing of networking and communication software should not be carried out in these sites.
- Users should not use any special network functions (such as pinging machines, network monitoring, routing path testing) that may cause inconvenience to other users on the University Network.
- Users should not violate any applicable laws and regulations governing the access to information or data.
- Users should observe the intellectual property and copyright issues. They should hold themselves totally responsible for any copyright infringement acts done through the University network. Guidelines can be obtained by clicking on the link below.
- The University Network should not be used for any commercial purposes.
- Users are not allowed to lend his/her data port for use by outsiders.
- Users should comply with any new policies/guidelines arising from the change in the circumstances.
Most of the above policies/guidelines also apply to general users of the University.
Guideline for Users when raising VPN Application Requests
Request for VPN Service is limited to Staff and Research Postgraduate Students. Applicants should submit a Service Request via Request Forms and provide proof of endorsement from Head of Department/Office. Once a valid endorsement is received, it will normally take 5 working days for a VPN account to become ready.
Guest Wi-Fi Account (Additional) & Guest Wi-Fi Access (for Event)
|Length of Service Required||Rate (HKD)|
|1 Day (24 hours)||✓|
|Over 3 Months to 1 Year||✓|
Additional Telecommunication Service Point (TSP)
|Additional TSP Services||One Time Charge (HKD)|
|High Platform for TSP Installation||✓|
|VPN Service||Free of Charge|