Wireless network


Wi-Fi Eduroam

The IEEE 802.1x authentication procedure is used to access the web with the SSID eduroam.

Establishing a connection using the configuration tool

To set up the eduroam Wi-Fi on your device, we recommend using the free configuration tool from the following website:


The configuration tool is currently available for:

  • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7 and Vista
  • Apple OS X version 10.7 Lion and higher (please use the browser “Safari” to download the tool)
  • iOS Apple mobile devices version 5 and higher (please use the browser “Safari” to download the tool)
  • Android version 4.3 and higher (please use the browser “Chrome” to download the tool). Please install the free app “eduroamCAT” from Google Play first.
  • Linux


After opening the website mentioned above, proceed as follows:

  1. At the bottom of the page, click “eduroam user: download your eduroam installation program here” (this step is not required in iOS and Android)
  2. At Home institution, search for and select “Hochschule Augsburg”
  3. If the version for your operating system is not offered automatically, click “All platforms” and then make the corresponding selection
  4. Clicking the “i” will display information specific to the operating system
  5. The download should now start automatically
  6. Install the downloaded file
  7. Important: During authentification, it is essential that you add our domain addition
    @hs-augsburg.de”, e.g. “test@hs-augsburg.de” (please do not confuse this with your email address!)


You can find other (alternative) approaches for certain operating systems here:
(available in German language only)

Configure Wi-Fi

  • Linux mit NetworkManager GUI
  • Mac OS X up to 10.6

By and large, you can get a Wi-Fi signal almost anywhere, to a certain extent in outside areas as well.

Do you need ahost network? (for events – restricted in terms of time and location)

Or do you have additional Wi-Fi provision requirements?

Would you like to report an error?

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Tethered network


OpenVPN connection to the university network

It is possible to connect “virtually” to the university network with your own computer via an OpenVPN (virtual private network), allowing you to make use of our services when away from the university.

You will find the procedures for selected operating systems below:
(available in German language only)

Install OpenVPN


Please keep in mind that some browser script blockers can cause issues when you are downloading the required OpenVPN configuration files.

When you are downloading the configuration file “openvpn-hs-augsburg.ovpn” or “hsa.ovpn”, some browsers change the file ending, i.e. the file name is then incorrect, e.g. openvpn-hs-augsburg.html or hsa.txt. In this case, please change the name of the file ending back to .ovpn.

Unfortunately, the IT centre does not have any PDAs or uncommon Wi-Fi-compatible mobile phones (with Symbian OS, Windows Phone, Windows 10 mobile etc.). For this reason, we do not offer any support for these devices when it comes to network issues. If you have already successfully established a VPN connection to the university network with one of the above-mentioned devices, we would be delighted if you could assist us in putting together a suitable description of the process ([Bitte aktivieren Sie Javascript]).



Connecting within the university

On campus, you can either connect your laptop to the network with Wi-Fi or via a network socket (marked VPN – TP 10/100 MBit/s).

Where can I find the network sockets?

Librarysockets on tables in the reading room and group study rooms
H 3.08network cable at the last rows of tables
H 3.10network cable at the last rows of tables
H 3.13network cable at the last rows of tables
H 3.16network cable at the last rows of tables
H 3.17network cable at the last rows of tables


  • How do I get internet access in the library with my notebook (Windows 7)?