WLAN at DESY - The Wireless Network Access

 

WLAN Guest Networks Available at DESY

For guests there are different possibilities to obtain a wireless network connection at DESY.

  • WLAN DESY-Guest
    This option requires you to fill out a Web form on our portal server and register your mobile device (e. g. notebook or PDA). Detailed information on this topic can be found under guest network. Please note that the WLAN connection DESY-Guest is not available at the Albert-Einstein-Ring.
    Note: The DESY-Guest WLAN is unencrypted. That means, for transferring sensitive data (e.g. passwords) secure protocols are mandatory (e.g. SSH and VPN).
  • WLAN eduroam
    For guests, whose home institutes are participating in the project eduroam, we offer this wireless guest network connection. For registered user this is a quick and easy way to obtain a secure access to the Internet without any further registration.
    DESY employees can take part in the project eduroam and, when travelling to participating institutes, use the WLAN eduroam. More information (e.g. necessary access data) and instruction for the configuration can be found at the menu item eduroam.
    Note: At the moment the encryption method used with WLAN eduroam is considered to be one of thesafest in the field of WLAN. Until now, no information about a successful attack is known.
  • WLAN XFEL-Guest
    This WLAN was established especially for guests of the XFEL group and is also available at the DESY-XFEL premises (Albert-Einstein-Ring). Further information and access data are available at the reception desk of XFEL.
    Note: Although the encryption is activated, it cannot be excluded that data can be decrypted by so-called brute force attacks of a third party. For transferring sensitive data (e.g. passwords) secure protocols are therefore mandatory (e. g. SSH and VPN).
  • Conference WLAN
    It is possible to occasionally activate guest WLANs for conferences, workshops or something similar. The duration and the name of the WLAN depends on the event. Please note that conference WLANs will be broadcasted only in public areas. For example the lecture room, the seminar rooms, the canteen and the library. An exception for large events and meetings is possible.
    Conference WLAN request.

 

Internal WLAN Connections Available at DESY

For persons with a regular DESY user accounts the following wireless network connection is intended. It provide the same network access like wired desktop PCs in the office.

  • WLAN DESY
    Login to WLAN DESY will be possible with the DESY user name and WLAN password.
    More information (e.g. necessary access data) and instruction for the configuration can be found at the menu item DESY.
    Note: At the moment the encryption method used with WLAN DESY is considered to be one of the safest in the field of WLAN. Until now, no information about a successful attack is known.