Internet and Net Access

The ZDV offers various free options for accessing the Internet and the university's internal network. This applies to computers and end devices on campus as well as via network connections from off campus. For this purpose, we operate an area-wide wireless LAN on campus as well as a high-bandwidth wired network.

The connection to the Internet is made via the Rhineland-Palatinate scientific network WiN-RP, which is also operated by the ZDV and connects all universities and universities of applied sciences in the state via a 40 GBit/s ring to the global exchange point DE-CIX in Frankfurt.

Here you will find your options of net access on campus - and also from outside of campus via network connections:

  • Eduroam: we recommend using this encrypted WLAN via the international educational roaming service for users in research, higher education and further education
Eduroam (Education Roaming) is an initiative supported by hundreds of universities that enables worldwide Internet use at academic institutions via the login of the home university. Other WLAN networks at JGU are the encrypted Uni-Mainz WLAN and the unencrypted Winulum network. Both Uni-Mainz and Winulum are visible internal networks at JGU, which are used, for example, for the administration of laptops and whose use has no advantages for the end user compared to Eduroam and, in the case of Winulum, even carries out the communication unencrypted.
The fastest way to access the Internet is still via a wired Ethernet network. Instructions for use can be found below:

Please note: in case you are using Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 we recommend using the → firewall integrated into the operating system. We would advise against installing an additional firewall software.

WLAN - further information: band width, cost etc

Instructions for non-Windows operating systems may be found within the collections of documentations specific to the following operating systems:

Mobile devices using Adroid
Instructions for the macOS operating system (in German)

Instructions for Unix Operating Systems