Setting up WLAN
BayernWLAN has been available on the campus since mid-2017. It can be used by anyone (not only students) and users do not require any login details. On connecting to the network, you only have to accept the access conditions. Data traffic on BayernWLAN, the free Bavarian WLAN network without time and volume limits, is not encrypted. Use of the BayernWLAN is therefore not recommended for permanent use.
eduroam (Education Roaming) is the better-known network on the campus. Thanks to our research cooperation with the DFN (German Research Network; “Deutsches Forschungsnetz”), scientific staff and students can use their login details to get online here in Augsburg, as well as at participating establishments throughout Europe. The municipal utilities here in Augsburg also offer direct access to the networks on the bus, tram, and in public places such as Königsplatz and Rathausplatz via eduroam.
Access is set up via software clients or network access certificates, which are installed on the device used. However, you only have to set up access once.
Click this Info column to be forwarded to the instructions at the Computer Center (RZ).
Setting up VPN
VPN enables access to the university’s services from off site.
You need the VPN client to use all the university’s internal services (library search, lending, etc.) via the open internet.
- Valid RZ login and corresponding RZ password
- Existing internet connection (e.g., via WLAN)
- Administrator rights on the device used
- Install the downloaded VPN client
- "Connect to” gateway: asa.rz.uni-augsburg.de
- User name/password: Enter your RZ login
- To obtain access to local resources (e.g., printer on the home network), when setting up the connection, enable "Allow local (LAN) access when using VPN".
- To end the session, simply close the VPN client.
Your RZ login is a unique user name, with which you can log onto most of the university systems.
Student email address
As a student you receive a student email address (usually) firstname.lastname@example.org. You also receive a personal shortened address in the form email@example.com.
Further information is available on the pages of the Computer Center
The home drive is automatically connected on the computers in the computer pools.
How do I access my home drive from outside (home)?
You can get information about this from the computer center. Please note that you can only connect your home drive as a network drive within the university network or via a VPN connection.
In Windows Explorer, click on "Map network drive":
Path: \\cfs-student.student.uni-augsburg.de\RZ login
Username: UNI-AUGSBURG\RZ login
Password: RZ password
In the Finder, click on "Connect to Server..." in the "Go" menu:
Username: RZ login
Password: RZ password