Wireless networks

Eduroam

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The University of Helsinki is a member of Eduroam, a worldwide organisation which provides roaming network access for universities and research institutes. You can log in to the Eduroam networks with your university user account both at the University of Helsinki campuses and in other Eduroam organisations around the world. A wireless connection to Eduroam is established with a WLAN connection.

Traffic in Eduroam is encrypted in order to safeguard it from potential eavesdropping. Furthermore, when you use Eduroam elsewhere, you can access the University of Helsinki’s perimeter network directly and, as a result, a separate VPN login is not needed for accessing library materials, for instance.

More information and instructions can be found on the Helpdesk site.

Unlike other online services of the University of Helsinki, the username format used when logging in to Eduroam is username@helsinki.fi. The format username@ad.helsinki.fi, familiar from Office 365, can be used as well.

HUPnet

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Guests and visitors at the University of Helsinki may connect to the university’s HUPnet (Helsinki University Public network) visitor network.

Using it requires a separate temporary HUPnet account. With these instructions, you can create a HUPnet account for people who need one.

More information about HUPnet can be found on the Helpdesk site.

HUPnet is an open visitor network. Consequently, any unencrypted traffic passing through it – such as normal web browsing – can be sniffed relatively easily. It is therefore recommended that anyone connecting to HUPnet use an encrypted VPN connection. More information about VPN can be found in chapter 2.5.