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)
  • Media Lab (BA440, LAN cable is available, room reservation only for teachers and employees)

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.