Connecting to UGentNet from University Halls of Residence

Connecting to UGentNet from University Halls of Residence

How to proceed?

  1. Check if your computer has a network card.
  2. Connect your computer to the network connection socket in your room, using a UTP cable (not a phone cable!)
    If you don't have a UTP cable, you should buy one.

    (*) The Homes Canterbury, Göttingen, Groningen and Uppsala have 4 network connection sockets per room: the lowest number is for internet connection, the highest number for the phone.

  3. Configure your computer to obtain IP settings (IP address and DNS server address) automatically.
    In most cases this is the default setting.
    You can then surf to password.ugent.be, the helpdesk, Minerva, Athena and the UGent webmail sites.

    In the University Halls of Residence Home Astrid, Home Heymans, Home Vermeylen, Home Bertha De Vriese, Home Fabiola, Home Boudewijn and the Homes Canterbury, Göttingen, Groningen and Uppsala, you do not have to set up a VPN connection to surf to the following webpages or applications:

  4. For all other sites and web applications you need to set up a VPN connection. When using VPN there are bandwidth limitations!

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