Category: Network


We provide a way to access the ETH campus network from outside the ETH. This is a requirement to access several IT services from outside ETH locations (i.e. when you are connected to the network of an external university, a hotel WiFi network or telecommunication provider network). The technique behind that is called VPN and […]

Wired network

You can connect to the wired network with the blue network cable. If you have an Open Stage telephone (WEV and SEC building), you can connect the network cable directly to the phone instead of the UTP connection in the wall. In your office there are several UTP connections, but not all are working. If you […]

WLAN (Wireless LAN)

The ETH works with the SSIDs eduroam (automatic, mobile on the go), eduroam-5 (manual, stationary working place) for students and employees and public for guest users. (SSID = Service Set Identifier – public name of a wireless network). Loging Account: Realm Network name Login name Network access for students  eduroam/eduroam5 <username> Internet access for employees and longterm guests […]

Internet abroad

WLAN SWITCHconnect EDUROAM – surfing at universities around the world: “Education Roaming” (eduroam) allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop. In just a few steps, they can surf the Internet free of charge via the local network […]

vpn-macOS (workaround)

  This is a temporary Workaround if you use a Macbook on OSX 10.9 or 10.10. After January 9.  2018 the CISCO VPN Client will be updatet if you connected to the vpn, but the new Version 4.5.02036 is not compatible with OSX 10.9 and 10.10.   You have to use the integrated VPN Service on macOS […]