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Bielefelder IT-Servicezentrum

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BITS operates a campus-wide wired data network (LAN). The underlying technology of the LAN is based on the Ethernet standard. IPv4 and IPv6 are used as network protocols throughout the campus. The LAN has a connection to the Internet. The Internet connection is protected by a firewall.

Users can connect terminal devices to the data network via the LAN and use the services offered there.

Scope of services

Activate data sockets

Employees who wish to connect their workstation computer to a network socket should first contact the respective IT supervisor to initiate the activation process for the corresponding network socket.

-> Patch portal
(Activation/deactivation of data sockets)


The following bandwidths are offered:

  • 10/100/1000 MBit (Non-refurbished areas of the UHG with EC7 data sockets, 1 GBit connection chargeable (see patch cable)).
  • 10/100/1000 MBit (Building X and other buildings with RJ45 data sockets)

Patch cable

There is a charge for providing an EC7-based 1GBit connection, as a special cable must be purchased.
EC-7 and RJ45 patch cables are purchased via rebooking request.


Target group

  • Employees, supervised guests of Bielefeld University


  • Active account
  • Device with LAN adapter
  • Optional: 802.1X support
  • Optional: Support for WPA Enterprise


The activation of a data socket for employees is done by the respective IT supervisor (see Support).

Service providers should contact the relevant client (the client must have employee status at Bielefeld University).

Guests should contact their supervisor (the supervisor must be an employee of Bielefeld University).


For employees with a PC workstation provided by BITS
Service Desk
Mo.–Fr. 08:00–16:00 Uhr
Tel.: 0521 106-6000

For other employees
Decentralised IT support of the faculty or institution.


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