Networking / WLAN / VPN

This area contains information and tutorials about networking. This includes information about VPN, WLAN and the university managed networks in some student dorms.

 

Tutorials and information

 

 

 

Some of the services provided by the University of Landau are only accessible via vpn if you are trying to connect from outside the university network, for example the library catalouge or the spss license server. To use them, you need to install the "Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobile Client".

 

Preparation

To establish a VPN connection under Windows 10, you need the "OpenVPN" software and a configuration file. You can download these below. The manual was written using Windows 10 as a basis. It should work in a similar way for windows 8 and 7.

Note: To download the files you will be asked to log in to the Uni-CMS.

 

The configuration file is necessary, regardless which version you are using.


 

Installation:
1.
Start the installation of the OpenVPN software. Click through all setup steps.

 



2. 
When finished, start the program. A message will appear. You can confirm this message with "OK".

 



3. Now click with the right mouse button on the OpenVPN symbol in your task bar. Select "Import file".




4.  Navigate to and select the downloaded configuration file.

 



5. Confirm the import of the file in the following window.

 



6. Right-Click on the OpenVPN symbol in your taskbar. Select "Connect"



7. In the window that opens, enter your user ID and the corresponding password. The connection should now be established. You can see the status of the connection by the symbol in the task bar. If the screen in the icon is highlighted in green, the connection is established.

 

Note: The OpenVPN window may show a warning. You can safely ignore it.

 

 

Preparation

To establish the VPN connection under MacOS you need the software "Tunnelblick". You should download the software and a configuration file below, before you continue.

Note: You will be asked to log in to download these files.

 

 

 IMPORTANT: The configuration file MUST also be downloaded!

 Configuration file for the openvpn connection

Procedure

1. Click on the downloaded file. Confirm the security prompt that may appear.

 


2. Start the setup with a double click.

 


3. Click through the remaining setup windows until the installation is complete. Enter your system password if it is required.



4. When the setup is complete, click "I have configuration files".

 



5. Confirm the window that opens.

 



6. Navigate to the downloaded configuration file and open it. Confirm the import of the file. Depending on whether you want to share the vpn-connection with other users on this device, you can also click on "All users".

 


7. Click on the OpenVPN symbol in your task bar and there on the button "Connect "UNILD"".

 


8. Now enter your user ID without @uni-landau.de for the field "User name". Type the corresponding password in the field "Password".

 

9. After a short message the connection should be established. You can tell whether this is the case by the icon in your system tray.

 

 

If you are having problems with the internet connection in your dorm, please contact the landlord via .

 

 

Every person with a mailing adress of the University of Landau has the ability to use the wifi-network. Here is some crucial information on how to use it.

 


There are two wifi-networks available: "eduroam" and "Uni-Landau". The signal-strength is always identical between those two networks.

1. "Uni-Landau"
The "Uni-Landau"-network is for every student and employee of the University of Landau. To use it, you only need to have a valid university ID and a compatible device. Every up to date operating system should be supported. To connect to this network, you need to enter your ID (for example must1234) and the corresponding password.

For a list where this wifi-network is available, please look below.


2. "eduroam"
The University of Koblenz-Landau is taking part in the DFNRoaming/EDURoam-project. If you have an ID of the University of Koblenz-Landau, you will be able to connect to other eduroam networks on universities all over the world. In return, visitors from other universities with eduroam are able to access the internet via the eduroam wifi in Landau as well.


For a list of participating universities, klick here:

Wifi is accessible at the following places:

Campus __
A III Rooms: 40, 47, 147, gym (-hallway), gymnastics hall
B I lecture hall I
B III lecture hall II
C I Rooms: 101a, 108, 201, 208, ground floor, basement, conference room
C II Room: 003
C III Rooms: 148, 240, 248, ground floor, atrium
C IV Rooms: 060, 069, 60, 66, 160, 165, 260, 266
E I Audimax, basement
E III Rooms: 48, 50, 049
G Room: 108, ground floor
H Room: 108
I Ground floor, 1.-4. floor
K Basement, ground floor, 1.-4. floor
Library everywhere
Cafeteria everywhere
Ostbahnstreet 2. and 3. floor
Rote Kaserne Rooms: 005, 104, 2. and 3. floor (stairs)
Thomas-Nast street
Rooms: 014.1, 022.1, 028.1,
August-Croissant-Street
Rooms: 8.1, 10.1, 131.1, 133.1
Bürgerstreet Rooms: 131, 176, 225, 36/2, sitting room, banquet hall, Staff
Xylanderstreet Rooms: 1.01, 1.04, 2.21, 2.24, 3.21
Merowinger street
Seminar rooms



This guide will show you, how to connect to the wifi at the University of Landau with an android or apple smartphone or tablet.

Android
1.
Open your "settings".

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2.
Select the WLAN that suits you ("Uni-Landau" for students and employees, "eduroam" for guests).

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3. Configure your settings to fit the picture. Enter your ID (for "eduroam" your ID is your complete mailing adress) and password and press "Connect".

 

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Apple


1.
Open your settings.

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2. Open your wifi-settings.

3. Select the WLAN that suits you ("Uni-Landau" for students and employees, "eduroam" for guests).

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4. Enter your ID (for "eduroam" your ID is your mailing adress) and password and press "Connect".

 

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5. Accept the certificate by pressing "Accept".

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This guide is written for windows 10, it should however be usable for windows 7 as well.

1. Click on the wifi logo in your taskbar.

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2. Select the WLAN that suits you ("Uni-Landau" for students and employees, "eduroam" for guests) and click on "Connect".

 

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3. Enter your ID and password (for "eduroam" your ID is your mailing adress) and click on "OK".

 

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4. Accept the following window by clicking "Connect"

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This guide is written for the linux distribution "ubuntu":

1. Click on the wifi-icon in your menu bar.

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2. Select the WLAN that suits you ("Uni-Landau" for students and employees, "eduroam" for guests).

3. Enter your ID and password (for "eduroam" your ID is your mailing adress) and click on "Connect". Configure the settings to fit the picture.

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4.
Check the box for "Don't show this message again" and click on "Ignore".

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There are only a few steps to establish a wireless connection on the premises of the University of Landau.

1. Click on the wireless symbol in your menu bar..

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2. Select the WLAN that suits you ("Uni-Landau" for students and employees, "eduroam" for guests).

 

"Uni-Landau" "eduroam"
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3. Enter your ID and password (for "eduroam" your ID is your mailing adress) and click on "Connect".

 

"Uni-Landau" "eduroam"
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Warning: If there is already a wlan profile with the SSID "Uni-Landau", you will need to delete it first as explained in the guide below.


1. Press your windows key and enter "control panel".

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2. Choose the category "View network status and tasks".

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3. Now click on "Set up a new connection or network".

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4. Click on "Manually connect to a wireless network."

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5. After entering the information below, continue with "Next".

  • Network name: Uni-Landau (or Eduroam)
  • Secuity type: WPA2-Enterprise
  • Encryption type: AES


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6. Click on "Change connection settings".

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7. Check "Connect even if the network is not broadcasting its name (SSID)".

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8. Change to the "Security" tab and click on "Advanced settings".

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9. Check "Specific authentication mode" and select "User authentication". Then click on "OK". Now open the "Settings" from the previous window. (Picture 8)

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10. Check "Deutsche Telekom Root CA2" in "Trusted Root Certification Authorities". Then click on "Configure".

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11.
Untick the box next to "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)" and click on "OK". You can close the remaining windows now. You should be able to connect to the network now.

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12. You should be able to connect by entering your ID and password now.

It is possible to delete saved wireless profiles in windows 10.

Deleting a WLAN-profile:

1. First you need to click on the wireless symbol in your taskbar and select "Network settings.

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2. Click on "Manage Wi-Fi settings and scroll down to "Manage known networks".

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3. Now you simply need to click on the network you wish to delete and click on "Forget".

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