All members of Fulda University can set up a secure (encrypted) connection with the network of Fulda University and the Internet by using VPN (Virtual Private Network)
VPN only runs in “full tunnel mode”. On starting the VPN connection, all data transfer – also your other private data – runs via Fulda University’s VPN infrastructure.
Some IT resources (e.g. home drives, library data bases, etc,) at Fulda University are only available on Fulda University’s Intranet. In order to use these resources outside Fulda University (e.g. at home, at conferences or conventions at other institutions etc.) you need VPN.
You connect to our VPN server, authenticate yourself as a member of Fulda University by entering your user name and password and, from this time on, your computer – albeit no physical part of Fulda University’s network – counts as part of the university network.
For VPN access, you need to fulfil the following requirements:
As a rule, you don’t need VPN if you:
Please keep in mind that Fulda University of Applied Sciences does not offer support for non-university hardware. It is also not liable for any damage that could occur to your hardware.
To establish a VPN access on your Windows device, please follow these instructions.
The VPN client can be installed under Windows using an automatic web installation or manually. You can first try the web installation. If this fails, please use the manual installation instructions.
The installation wizard is displayed and allows you to select the components to be installed. Please select only the components Core & VPN and Start Before Login . Then click on Install selected .
Now confirm the license agreement and click Accept again.
The installation is now complete.
Open the Cisco AnyConnect Client (Start → Cisco AnyConnect Client)
Enter the address of the VPN server ( vpn.rz.hs-fulda.de ) in the window that is now displayed and then click Connect .
In the following window, enter your access data (fd number and associated password) and select the group HS-Fulda-SSL-VPN . Then click OK to establish the VPN connection.
After a successful connection establishment, this is displayed in the AnyConnect Client window. You can also see the AnyConnect symbol in the task bar.
You can now close the AnyConnect window. The connection to the VPN remains until you end it manually.