wifi / eduroam

If you wish to connect your mobile device to the University’s campus-wide wifi, please take note of the following information and instructions.

eduroam Automatic Configuration Assistant Tool

The DFN (Communications Network for Science and Research in Germany) provides an automatic configuration assistant tool for various operating systems and platforms. The assistant makes it easy to configure your wifi connection.

 

You can find the various eduroam installers for the automatic configuration for supported operating systems at https://cat.eduroam.org.

Information for Android Devices:

Android devices also require the eduroam CAT App for automatic configuration. You can download this from the Google Play Store or directly from the website with the various eduroam installers

You can find the various eduroam installers for the automatic configuration on supported operating systems at https://cat.eduroam.org.

General eduroam Configuration

The following list provides the general settings for using eduroam. These apply irrespective of the hardware being used (laptop, PC, mobile device) or operating system. 

Configuration Parameter Value
SSID eduroam
Security settings WPA2 Enterprise
External Authentication Protocol TTLS
Internal Authentication Protocol PAP
External/Anonymous identity eduroam@uni-greifswald.de
(Internal) identity Your personal user details provided by the Computer Centre
Trustworthy certification authority (CA) T-TeleSec GlobalRoot Class 2
CN of the authentication server radius.uni-greifswald.de

Tip: Sometimes, mobile devices are not able to connect immediately after configuration. If this happens, it usually helps to turn-off your wifi and to turn it back on again. 

Background information: Education Roaming

Our wifi is called ‘eduroam’

The University of Greifswald is taking part in the international eduroam project, education roaming.

This provides you with secure access to wifi at all participating research and education institutions throughout the world.

The most important information you ought to know about eduroam:

  • wifi access is encoded
  • you require a central user account from the Computer Centre
  • you can access the internet using your personal user account from the Computer Centre at all participating institutions throughout the world.
  • the eduroam service does not mean that you are automatically logged-in to Greifswald’s university network, i.e. eduroam is not a substitute for a VPN

All of the participating institutions from across the world and all further details on eduroam can be found at www.eduroam.org.