If you have an account, you can access the UGentNet and the Belgian research network BELNET.
Students staying in one of the University Halls of Residence, have direct access to
password.UGent.be, the helpdesk website, Minerva, Athena en webmail. For all other applications they need to set up a VPN connection to obtain access.
On other locations, provided that you have a working internet connection, you can establish a VPN connection to get access to UGentNet.
The VPN connection is necessary for safety reasons, for example to consult internal information on the helpdesk website and the library website, to mount a network drive, to change passwords, to use Athena, etc.
In a number of UGent buildings it is possible to connect to UGentNet via "wifi" (wireless).
Athena and software
Having an account allows you to use all software offered on Athena. The software you can use is delivered from central servers and is not installed on your device.
Central disk space
With your account comes central disk space on which you can save files. By default you get 2 network drives:
personal disk space: your "homedrive", H:-drive or G:\home
personal web space; on a webserver, meant for setting up a site: your W:-drive or G:\WWW
DICT stands for 'Department of Information and Communication Technology'. DICT takes care of the management and practical exploitation of the informatics and telecom at the University.
The aim is clear: to get students and employees of Ghent University to communicate smoothly with one another and the rest of the (academic) world.
Furthermore, DICT offers software and IT applications and suitable IT infrastucture (PC's, printers, networks...).
Direction Information- and Communication Technology
Krijgslaan 281 - Building S9 - 9000 Gent