Service Description


The service "WiFi" provides the university-wide WiFi infrastructure.

The WiFi networks are created by access points. "eduroam" is available for employees, students and members of other organisations participating in the "eduroam"-program. "RWTH-guests" provides wireless internet access for guests. The access points are connected to the central WiFi infrastructure by a dedicated network inside the RWTH network; custom solutions are also possible.

The connection to "eduroam" (Education Roaming) additionally provides access to the network in other institutions and universities and vice versa (www.eduroam.org).

SSIDs


At the moment there are "eduroam" for employees, students and members of other institutions participating in the "eduroam" program and "RWTH-guests" for other guests.

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

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

RWTH-guests

Default SSID for guests of the university

WiFi overview


Table

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)