Internet in our student homes
Regarding LAN, WLAN and speed:
Many of our rooms and apartments possess LAN by cable. If this is available, it is the best and fastest way
to access the internet. We do not guarantee that there will be a good Wireless LAN (WLAN) available in these rooms.
WLAN is available in ALMOST all rooms through the networks SMUC (password: akademiker) or STUDENTENWOHNHEIME-MUC (no password required).
LAN by cable is always the best quality. Second best is Norm AC, then WLAN in 5GHz. All accesspoints of the Norm AC have 5AC somewhere in their name (for example: STUDENT_CAP_5AC) and are very fast.
STUDENT_CAP5 is WLAN in 5GHz,it is also good. The area having WLAN in 2GHz is not very fast, since many people use it.
These are called STUDENTENWOHNHEIME-MUC or STUDENT_CAP.
The advantage of STUDENTENWOHNHEIME-MUC
or STUDENT_CAP is that they are available in all rooms and apartments, no matter
which building, and are also accessable through your Smartphone.
The 5GHz accesspoints are a lot faster, but do not allow ROAMING.
This means that they have a different name in every new part of the building.
Regarding how to use it and the speed:
We measure your internet use of the last 15 days, and we measure it daily.
Those who used less internet than the average user will receive the fastest and best internet, and those who used 3 times the
amount than the average user have the worst internet.
There are 3 more categories between these two, depending on how much you use the internet. Filesharing is forbidden
in Germany and will get you into the worst category very quickly.
If you have more than one computer/phone/tablet:
Every resident is allowed 5 devices.
1 fast device, such as a laptop, which you have to sign under the user name VPN????@STUDENT (depending on your VPN number). You can choose any of your devices to receive the fastest internet.
4 slower devices, which you have to sign in under the user name VPN????@PHONE (depending on your VPN number). These devices will only receive 4MBit.