Service Description


The service "WiFi" provides a campus wide WiFi infrastructure.

Currently you will find two SSIDs (WLAN networks) at the RWTH.

  • "eduroam" is available to all employees, students and members of other research organisations participating in the eduroam federation
  • "RWTH-guests" is meant for guests, who do not have eduroam credentials.

eduroam (Education Roaming) is a is a federated roaming service that provides secure network access by authenticating a user with their owncredentials (from their home university) at all locations that provide the eduroam Service (www.eduroam.org).

SSIDs


SSIDPurpose
eduroamDefault SSID for RWTH members and users from other eduroam institutions.
RWTH-devices

SSID or IoT-devices (Internet of Things). These are authorized per PSK (PreSharedKey).
Test installation (01/2018)

RWTH-guests

Default SSID for guests of the university, who do not have eduroam credentials.

WiFi overview


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Map

Hardware


 Overview hardware
  • 2x Cisco 8540 WLC (Wireless LAN Controller) in HA Cluster (direct 1:1 redundancy)
  • 2x Cisco 6500 Wireless LAN Service Modul (WISM2)
  • 1750 x Cisco Accesspoint Series
    • 3800
    • 3700
    • 2600/3600
    • 3500
    • 1530
    • 1815
    • 600 (out of support)
    • 1550 (out of support)
    • 1140 (out of support)
    • 1250 (out of support)
    • 1230/1240 (out of support)