The right instructions for your operating system


We recommend that you configure the eduroam using the EAP method "EAP-PWD".

The EAP method "EAP-PWD" does not require a certificate on the terminal device to establish a secure connection to the eduroam network.

 

If you still want to configure the system manually, you will find a link to our manual instructions under the recommended instructions.

 

 Android

 

 

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Please use eduroam Devicemanager to generate eduroam credentials for every device in use. You will find a tutorial here: https://doc.itc.rwth-aachen.de/x/RQTuAQ. You'll need them to authenticate in step 2.

Please note that login names generated with the help of eduroam Devicemanager will end with @rwth.edufi.de for members of the RWTH Aachen University and with @fzj.edufi.de for the members of the FZ Jülich.

You can still access the institute WLAN using a login name that ends with @rwth-aachen.de.

Step 1: Choose WLAN


Go to the settings and select "WLAN" in the 'Network & Internet' section.

Step 2: Enter configuration


Select the eduroam network and make the following settings:

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With the authentication method EAP-PWD no certificate is necessary and also not possible.

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Sometimes a space will be added to your input if you are using the AutoFill feature, depending on your android keyboard. This added space must then be removed again.

Then you can connect to eduroam by clicking "Connect".

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If you want to make a manual configuration, you will find an alternative manual under the following link:

eduroam CAT-App

EAP-MSCHAP-V2

 iOS

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Please use eduroam Devicemanager to generate eduroam credentials for every device in use. You will find a tutorial here: https://doc.itc.rwth-aachen.de/x/RQTuAQ. You'll need them to authenticate in step 3.

Please note that login names generated with the help of eduroam Devicemanager will end with @rwth.edufi.de for members of the RWTH Aachen University and with @fzj.edufi.de for the members of the FZ Jülich.

You can still access the institute WLAN using a login name that ends with @rwth-aachen.de.

Step 1: Open settings and connect to RWTH-guests


Mobile radio and RWTH-guests

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If you are in the mobile network and have data volume, a connection with RWTH-guests is not necessary and you can continue with step 2.

Please also note that the RWTH-guests network is not available at the Uniklinikum RWTH Aachen.

First open the settings and go to the 'WLAN' menu. If you now turn on the WLAN, you will receive a list of the available networks. Now you can connect by clicking on RWTH-guests, activate Access in the browser that opens and then click 'Done'.

Step 2: Download profile


You can now download and install the profile from the DFN website (https://cat.eduroam.org/?idp=5157). After clicking 'Install', you have to enter your device password/pin and click 'Next' once and 'Install' twice.

Identity and password: generated eduroam credentials (instruction: https://doc.itc.rwth-aachen.de/x/RQTuAQ)

Step 3: Enter access data


Now enter your generated login credentials and click Done.  (generate eduroam credentials)

Then you can connect to eduroam under Settings --> WLAN.

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Currently, there are no instructions for manually configuring the eduroam WLAN on iOS devices.

Please use the CAT profile for iOS described above for configuration.

 macOS

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Please use eduroam Devicemanager to generate eduroam credentials for every device in use. You will find a tutorial here: https://doc.itc.rwth-aachen.de/x/RQTuAQ. You'll need them to authenticate in step 3.

Please note that login names generated with the help of eduroam Devicemanager will end with @rwth.edufi.de for members of the RWTH Aachen University and with @fzj.edufi.de for the members of the FZ Jülich.

You can still access the institute WLAN using a login name that ends with @rwth-aachen.de.

Step 1: Connect with RWTH-guests


Availability of RWTH-guests

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Please also note that the network RWTH-guests is not available in the area of the Uniklinikum RWTH Aachen.

For the automated configuration of the eduroam WLAN you need the configuration file of the German Research Network.

To download the configuration file, you need an internet connection. Within the university you can use the public WLAN "RWTH-guests". After establishing the connection to this network, another window opens in which you have to click on "ACTIVATE ACCESS".
Now you are connected to the RWTH-guests WLAN.

 

Step 2: Download profile


 On the homepage of the German Research Network (https://cat.eduroam.de/?idp=157) you can find the profile for the different macOS versions. In this case the profile for macOS Mojave will be downloaded.

Step 3: Installing profile


Double-click on the downloaded file and confirm the following dialog by clicking on ”Continue”.

Step 4: Enter user data


Enter the following information:
Identity and password: generated eduroam credentials (instruction: https://doc.itc.rwth-aachen.de/x/RQTuAQ):

eduroam cable network

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Please ignore the eduroam cable network user data request if it appears after you have entered the generated user data. You can proceed with installation of the eduroam profile by clicking Install.

 

Step 5: Confirm changes


Enter your local user password if necessary.

Step 6: Removing the RWTH guest WLAN


To prevent automatic connection to the RWTH-guests WLAN, you must delete it from the stored networks.

 


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Currently, there are no instructions for manually configuring the eduroam WLAN on macOS devices.

Please use the CAT profile for iOS described above for configuration.

 Windows

This instruction explains how to install eduroam by using the CAT (Configuration Assistant Tool) by Deutsches Foschungsnetz (DFN).

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Please use the eduroam Devicemanager to generated eduroam credentials for every device in use. You will find a tutorial here: https://doc.itc.rwth-aachen.de/x/RQTuAQ. You'll need them to authenticate in step 3.

Please note that login names generated with the help of eduroam Devicemanager will end with @rwth.edufi.de for members of the RWTH Aachen University and with @fzj.edufi.de for the members of the FZ Jülich.

You can still access the institute WLAN using a login name that ends with @rwth-aachen.de.

Step 1: Connect with RWTH-guests


Availability of RWTH-guests

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Please also note that the network RWTH-guests is not available in the area of the Uniklinikum RWTH Aachen.

For the automated configuration of the eduroam WLAN you need the configuration file of the German Research Network.

To download the configuration file, you need an internet connection. Within the university you can use the public WLAN "RWTH-guests". After establishing the connection to this network, another window opens in which you have to click on "ACTIVATE ACCESS".

Now you are connected to the RWTH-guests WLAN.

Step 2: Downloading the installer


For the most common operating systems, the CAT installer can be downloaded from the DFN Homepage (https://cat.eduroam.de/?idp=157). In our example, the configuration for a Windows 10 system will be carried out.

Step 3: Installation process


Start the installer.

Accept the Terms and Conditions.

Step 4: Authentication


At this point it is ensured that you are a member of the RWTH Aachen University or that you are authorized to use eduroam at the RWTH Aachen University.

Please enter your generated eduroam login credentials. (If you have not yet created any login credentials for the device, you can do this as described here.)

Click "Installieren" to continue.

Step 5: Removing the RWTH guest WLAN


To prevent automatic connection to the RWTH-guests WLAN, you must delete it from the stored networks.

If the installation process is aborted with an error message, please send a screenshot of the message together with your username (format: ab123456) to servicedesk@itc.rwth-aachen.de.

 

 

 

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If you want to make a manual configuration, you will find an alternative manual under the following link:

manual configuration for Windows devices

 Linux

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Please use eduroam Devicemanager to generate eduroam credentials for every device in use. You will find a tutorial here. You'll need them to authenticate in step 2.4.

Please note that login names generated with the help of eduroam Devicemanager will end with @rwth.edufi.de for members of the RWTH Aachen University and with @fzj.edufi.de for the members of the FZ Jülich.

You can still access the institute WLAN using a login name that ends with @rwth-aachen.de.

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Eduroam in KDE will be only visible and able to use if you restart with the GUI.

Step 1: Select WLAN


Click on the network symbol and select the "wireless network" eduroam under the heading.

Step 2: Set up eduroam


Now a configuration window opens in which you can make the following settings:

 

  • EAP Method: PWD
  • Identity and password: generated access data (create eduroam access data)

 

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With the authentication method EAP-PWD no certificate is necessary and also not possible.

After saving the configuration, you can connect to the eduroam network.

 

 

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We do not provide manual configuration instructions for Linux/Ubuntu devices.

Information on the general connection with the eduroam WLAN can be found here.

Umstellungen im eduroam

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In order to ensure smooth access to the eduroam WLAN, we expressly recommend that you use the best practice instructions shown here for configuring the eduroam WLAN.

 

We recommend that you configure the eduroam using the EAP method "EAP-PWD".
No certificate is required on the end device to establish a secure connection to the eduroam network. 

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