Best Practice - macOS


We recommend that you configure your eduroam using the eduroam CAT Profile for macOS.

Configuring the eduroam WLAN using the eduroam CAT App has the following advantages:

  • The certificates required for a secure connection to eduroam are automatically downloaded and installed
  • The settings required to connect to eduroam are automatically configured for you by the app

 

 Setup using eduroam profile

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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.

 


Best Practice - iOS


We recommend that you configure your eduroam using the eduroam CAT Profile for iOS.

Configuring the eduroam WLAN using the eduroam CAT App has the following advantages:

  • The certificates required for a secure connection to eduroam are automatically downloaded and installed
  • The settings required to connect to eduroam are automatically configured for you by the app

 

 Setup using eduroam profile

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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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