Virtual private network – VPN

Using the service VPN, university members can connect to the University of Vienna’s data network from outside the University (for instance at home or on the go) via the Internet. They receive an IP address in the address range of the University of Vienna and an encrypted connection. This is a requirement for using certain IT services of the University of Vienna from outside the University.

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Establishing a VPN connection

Requirement: You require an active u:account to establish a VPN connection.

Install the software F5 BIG-IP Edge Client to establish a secure connection.

Only one connection can be established per u:account at a time.

Installing the software

  • Windows and macOS: Log in to the VPN website of the University of Vienna and download the software under BIG-IP Edge Client.
  • Linux (Ubuntu): For further information about downloading the software, please see under user guides.
  • Mobile operating systems (iOS, Android): Download the software F5 Access from your App Store.

For further information, please see under user guides.

Setting up the software

You need the following information to set up the software:

  • Server (Host):
  • User name: Your u:account UserID
  • Password: Your u:account password


By default, only connections to the University of Vienna are routed via the VPN connection. If all data traffic is to be routed via the VPN connection, select the option (Full tunnel) under Change server in the VPN software.

Technical details: IP ranges

University members using the VPN service receive an IP address from one of the following IP ranges of the University of Vienna:


 User guides

To the VPN user guides