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VPN Clients - Downloading with Uni-Account

Here, owners of a university account can download (preconfigured) VPN clients and documentation for using the WLAN and VPN of the University of Freiburg.


The new FortiClient can be used instead of the AnyConnect client, but can also be installed in parallel. The alternative is only valid for the university VPN.

Preconfigured Windows client:

Windows 8/10 (32 bit operating system): FortiClientSetup_6.0.9.0277_x86.exe

Windows 8/10 (64 bit operating system): FortiClientSetup_6.0.9.0277_x64.exe

FortiClient for Mac OS X:

Mac OS X: FortiClientOnlineInstaller_6.0.dmg

- The link to these downloads has been changed after authentication problems, you will download the FortiClientSetup files from '' and will need to authenticate again.

Configuration by hand:

  1. Start the Forticlient from the Start menu.
  2. Go to 'Remote Access' in the menu on the left and then click on the gear wheel in the upper right corner.
  3. Then select either 'Add new connection' or if you need to adjust the current connection, select 'Edit selected connection':
  4. Enter the appropriate parameters in the fields:

- VPN type: IPSEC VPN (SSL VPN is currently NOT officially supported).

- Connection name: enter any name

- Remote Gateway:

- Authentication method: Key

- In the next line enter key: homeoffice


ATTENTION Firewall operator:

The dynamic IP addresses for the FortiClient VPN are assigned from the range - (previously: Cisco VPN:,, If you have firewall rules for the remote access area, they must be extended accordingly.


AnyConnect Client - Windows (7/8/8.1/10)

The new AnyConnect client can be installed in two ways, the first may be the simpler one.

The installations work equivalently for both 32- and 64-bit versions.

Option 1: Log in and authenticate via a web browser (also for Mac OS X)

  • If you have logged in from the WLAN eduroam or from home, click on this link:
  •  Fill in the requested information with your and your eduroam password (RAS password).
  •  If necessary - only the first time - you will be asked if you trust this certificate. Confirm this.
  •  You can skip the hint text with 'Continue'.
  • On the next page we will try to detect your operating system and CPU.
  • Once this is done you can download the client with the 'Download Button'.
  • On the same page you will find an installation guide in the lower right corner.

► A detailed manual can be found here (Manual as PDF).

Option 2: Download and install the AnyConnect Client

  • Download the file "AnyConnect-Win-64bit", save it and install the client with admin rights.

► You can find detailed instructions here (instructions as PDF).






Contact point

Netz - WLAN / VPN