Access to Internet and University Computer Systems

Access to campus web systems and intranet systems (university systems) depends on:

  • The system you are trying to connect to (the identification method is different between university systems)
  • Your status (some apps are open only to guests, others only to students or only to academic staff)
  • Your location (on campus – all networks are open according to status/at home – eligible can connect from home or abroad to the university network via encrypted and secure communication (VPN))
  • Connection type (wired=communication cable connected to computer and communication port on wall or wireless network (Wi-Fi))

Wired Connection

Staff computers in offices and conference rooms are connected to a wired network connection.

Public computer stations – in the computer centers, computer labs and university hallways – are connected by a wired connection.

In addition, there are public communication ports in some dormitories and campuses that can be connected with a communication cable, username and password.

Wireless Connection

In large areas of the campuses and student dormitories, wireless networks (Wi-Fi) are deployed for use by students, staff and guests.

Staff and students, visiting other academic institutions, can use their Hebrew University (RA account) to access wireless networks at many other universities in the world.

Off-campus Connections

There are university systems that are accessible to eligible users on the university's campuses, but are closed from home or abroad. For example, connecting to databases, servers, or remote access to a computer.

To access these systems off campus both a Remote Access account  and the use of secure and encrypted network (Samba VPN) are required.