Category: Network

macOS and 802.1X

For macOS computers it is necessary to turn off 802.1X for the network adapter if an 802.1X authentication dialog pops up after connecting a network cable: Please don’t enter any credentials on this popup, instead, click on Cancel.   Disable 802.1X Choose Network settings in System Preferences                 […]

Wired network

You can connect to the wired network with the blue network cable. If you have a Open Stage telephone (LEE and CLA building), you can connect the network cable directly to the phone instead of the UTP connection in the wall.   In your office there are several UTP connections, but not all are working. If […]


SSIDs at ETH The ETH works with the SSIDs eduroam (automatic, mobile on the go), eduroam-5 (manual, stationary working place) for students and employees and public for guest users. (SSID = Service Set Identifier – public name of a wireless network).   Login account:   If you are not sure to which realm you belong, […]


For the VPN authentication, you need to use the same password and login method as with Wi-Fi:   If you are not sure to which realm you belong, you can check it here   VPN provides a way to access the ETH campus network from outside the ETH. This is a requirement to access […]

Internet abroad

WLAN SWITCHconnect EDUROAM – surfing at universities around the world: “Education Roaming” (eduroam) allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop. In just a few steps, they can surf the Internet free of charge via the local network […]