Internet and network access within the institute

It is mandatory that all computers and other devices that are to be connected to the Internet via network socket must be configurable via DHCP. Internet and network access is provided exclusively by the IT department and ZDV. The use of a network socket must be requested. In particular, the MAC addresses of devices that are to be newly connected via a network socket must have been registered beforehand. Here, the IT takes care of the configuration and registration.

Guests

Guests can use the Eduroam WLAN on the entire campus. Further network access can be made available to guests via a measurement network. The contact person for this is the corresponding collaboration/working group.

In justified individual cases, guests can also be provided with a temporary Uni-Mainz account by the IT group.

Students and staff

Network socket

In order to set up a network socket, we need the following information:

  • First and last name
  • University email address
  • Phone number
  • Building name
  • Floor and room number
  • Box designation ( e.g. 0032 < 0 312.6 )
    • In the case of double sockets, please make sure that each connection has its own designation. If not, please designate the port used as L (left) or R (right).

Responsibilities of the users

Users of the network access are responsible for ensuring that network services offered by their device are configured in such a way that disruption of the institute network is ruled out. If in doubt, the services should be deactivated. Particularly problematic are name servers, DHCP servers, print servers, WLAN access points, and similar services. Exceptions are only possible with explicit permission and in coordination with the IT department.

Device registration

Each network device must be registered, for this the following is needed:

  • First and last name (for group devices the group leader)
  • University email address
  • Phone number
  • MAC address
  • Hostname
    • The hostname is composed of the group name and a common name in the group. If there are no specifications, the intended purpose should be clear from the name (e.g. edv-nas1 or edv-hiwi1 )