Connection of student accommodations

DeiC offers the Danish student accommodations of higher education students to enter an agreement to get a direct connection to Forskningsnettet.

The connection

The student accommodations must on their own or in cooperation with e.g. a university provide the connection to a forskningsnet point of presence, wherefrom forskningsnettet will provide a suitable interface.

DeiC is happy to help convey purchase/leasing with relevant infrastructure suppliers.



Universities, research institutions, other public institutions and Danish companies with an important research element as well as student housing affiliated with a university may use Forskningsnettet.

Forskningsnettet is more than an internet connection. We offer the connected institutions an high speed internet connection and a number of related services.

Requirements for connection to Forskningsnettet (PDF in Danish)


Support and service information

If you experience problems with your network connection, please contact Forskningsnettet technical support.

It is also possible to receive service information about network operations and other services by e-mail.


Contact our NOC with questions about the core network, institution lines or general questions about the network. 


IPv6 project

The Internet we know today is based on IPv4 (Internet Protocol). Because of the prospect of running out of addresses a new protocol for handling addresses was developed in 1996. It was called IPv6 (IPv5 Internet Streaming Protocol never materialised).

Scarcity of IPv4 adresses is now a reality, for instance in the APNIC region (Asia/Australia).

IPv6 on Wikipedia



IPv6 is implemented in Forskningsnettet production network, so that IPv6 and IPv4 run side by side in the backbone and in its connection to NORDUnet.

There are also established a number of IPv6 peerings with other Danish internet providers through the DIX (Danish Internet Exchange).

Institutions connected to Forskningsnettet are generally assigned a pool of IPv6 adresses - a /48 (280 addresses).

Allocation of IPv6 addresses


International connections

Forskningsnettet delivers international connections through NORDUnet and GÉANT.


NORDUnet is a cooperation between the Nordic research networks. NORDUnet interconnects the Nordic research networks and provides the connection to the rest of the world.

Network and services from NORDUnet


GÉANT is the pan-European research and education network. GÉANT is financed by the EU and the European national research network.


Traffic and load

There are many ways to describe the load on the individual lines in a network. On Forskningsnettet the load is meassured by actively asking the routers about traffic figures for the different lines. 

The traffic is measured on all backbone lines, international connections, and each of the connected institutions. 

All measurements are public available and are updated regularly.

Please inform Jan Ferré, if a line is missing.


Closed point-to-point connections

DeiC offers closed point-to-point connections to support institutions with remote campuses and facilities. 

The closed point-to-point connections are based on the optical infrastructure in the national backbone. This makes it possible to deliver the closed connections much cheaper than the institutions may otherwise obtain.

In addition to the price advantage, the point-to-point connections also have a range of other attractive properties: 


Forskningsnettet - The Danish Research Network

 In 2008 Forskningsnettet was upgraded to run on its own optical fibres. This means higher speed and more stability for the users. 

Forskningsnettet has its own fiber infrastructure with 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps Ethernet connections. With these connections Forskningsnettet supplies researchers, students and lectures with optimum connections for transmissions of large data amounts as well as global cooperation. 



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