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 stands for Virtual Private Network. Please note, after you have established a VPN tunnel all network traffic (also access to […]

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 need additional connections or network cables, please contact us. If you have a computer managed by us, you will connect […]

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 eduroam/eduroam5 <username> Internet access for  guests public without authentication http and https protocols available at ETH without authentication Internet access […]

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 of a foreign university and have access to the contents of their home organization. Typical registration formalities or guest access […]

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 How you add and configure the integrated VPN Service on macOS Open System Settings go to the Network Settings Create a […]