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Internet, WiFi & VPN

The workstations of the library all have access to the Internet. HCU-members can use the Internet with their user ID (e.g. hxx123).
External library users need to contact the service counter for internet access.

How do you get with your notebook, tablet or smartphone into the internet?

In order to use the HCU-WiFi system you may use the roaming service eduroam (education roaming). With eduroam, HCU members have the possibility to log in to the wireless network at the HCU (and at other participating universities). The HCU-login and a special WiFi configuration are required. Eduroam offers various installation programs for this purpose. An internet connection is required for installation.

> Installation and configuration of eduroam

How do I get into HCU`s WiFi system from home?

A VPN software enables you to connect to the HCU-WiFi system from outside (e.g. at home). Thereby you can:
- access nearly all e-books, e-journals and databases licensed for HCU
- access the HCU network drives

To connect to HCU`s WiFi system from outside, you need your HCU-login and the downloaded Cisco AnyConnect client on your device.

> Download VPN

I am a guest or a student at another university - can I get into the HCU-WiFi?

Guests are excluded from use of the WiFi on HCU campus.

Members of other universities can connect to the internet via eduroam with the HCU-WiFi on campus. It is recommended to install eduroam at your home institution (further information).

Is there anything to consider?

Please note the IT usage rules and our supplementary usage rules for PC / internet workstations (in German).



Renewing items online?
My library account

New to the library?
Apply for library card

Read e-books from home?
Off campus access

Book not available?
Proposal of purchase


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