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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?

HCU-members can use the HCU-WiFi on campus. You will need the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client, that you have to install first. You can find the download link and more information here.

If you have installed the VPN client already, please proceed as follows:
> Connect your notebook to the WiFi called "HCU-WLAN”
> Start the Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client, select as a VPN gateway "vpn.hcu-hamburg.de" (following "Connect to:")
> Then enter your user ID and password

As a second possibility, being an HCU-member, you may use the roaming service eduroam (education roaming). With eduroam HCU-members have the opportunity to log in at the HCU (and at other participating institutions) into the wireless network. There is no need for a VPN client. Just the user ID and a special WiFi configuration are required. Also tablets or smartphones may be connected via eduroam.
Instructions and notes about the use of WiFi and the configuration of eduroam can be found on the websites of the IT section of HCU.

What else do I need the VPN client for?

> By means of an internet connection and the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client you may access the HCU network from outside (e.g. from home) and with this to almost all licensed e-books, e-journals and databases.

> Via the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client you may access the HCU- network drives from outside (for example from home or with your own notebook in the HCU).

> Flyer (German) "Internet, WLAN & 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).



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