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 (


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

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


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

WiFi overview




 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)