LAN cable connection

Internet access is available by LAN cable in the following university areas

  • Lecture halls
  • Seminar rooms
  • Library rooms for group work in the Library Information Centre and the book areas BS and J 3b.
  • Book area BG (levels 3a, 3, 5, 6 and 6b) is to follow shortly.

LAN cables can be borrowed from KIM Library and IT Support.

An internet connection via LAN cable is more stable and significantly faster than a WLAN/Wi-Fi connection (eduroam).

In order to use a cable connection, you need to configure your PC using your university email account.

Configuration

We provide a small configuration tool* for Windows users that will set up your cable connection for you. You simply need to download and run it on your computer.

GNU/Linux and MC OS X (10.7 and higher) users don't require any particular settings. As soon as you connect the LAN cable, a login window should pop up requiring you to enter you account details.

Bandwidth comparison: WLAN/Wi-Fi and LAN cable

A LAN cable connection provides a stable 100MBit connection. As shown in the table below, you can achieve much more bandwidth than any WLAN/Wi-Fi connection can provide.


* Configuration tool for Windows: We thank Martin Bickel, University of Heidelberg IT service centre, for providing this service.