Access with a guest account

for invited guests of RWTH staff

What should the host do?


RWTH staff members (e.g. administrator, conference organiser) may apply for guest accounts. As a host they need to use their RWTH Single Sign-On ID (see Identity Management for employees). If you are not aware that you have such an ID or you have forgotten your password, please visit RWTH Selfservice.

 

With your RWTH Single Sign-On ID:
  • log on to the guest management system
  • create a guest account by specifying the time period, purpose and desired login name for your guest(s)/event
  • passwords are generated automatically
  • if you are known as an employee of the university, the requested guest account(s) will be approved automatically
  • credentials and a short user guide for your guest(s) can be saved as a PDF  and forwarded appropriately

What to do as a guest


  • connect to WLAN SSID RWTH-guests
  • your webbrowser should be redirected to http://access.wlan.rwth-aachen.de.
  • stay in the left side blue box, "RWTH guest login"
  • read our Terms of Service
  • use the guest login and password you have received from your host
  • click on "Register as RWTH guest" to accept our terms and get internet access

Disclosure duty as a host


In case your guests misuse the network resources of the RWTH or cause disturbances, you, as the host, are required to provide your guest's contact information to the IT Center.

 

 

Access without a guest account

slow connection for all

How to connect


  • connect to WLAN SSID RWTH-guests
  • your webbrowser should be redirected to http://access.wlan.rwth-aachen.de
  • stay in the right side green box, "Public Internet"
  • read our Terms of Service
  • click on "activate access" to accept our terms and get internet access

Restrictions !


  • The first time you login, you get internet access for 8 hours.
  • Eight hours later you have to extend the use every hour.
  • At timeout, click "activate access" again.
  • If usage exceeds a certain amount of consecutive days (currently 8), your device is blocked from using this network for 3 days.
  • All "unauthorised" guests have to share a 100Mbps uplink to the internet, this isn't much, so if you have one, please use your guest account.