The WLAN eduroam


The eduroam WLAN is another guest -WLAN, which is best known for the currently safest encryption method in the range of WLAN. Like for the WLAN DESY the authentification techniques PEAP or TTLS are being used. With this methods the user is able to login to the WLAN with the user name and password.

What is eduroam?

The eduroam project is a worldwide association of many institutions in the field of science and research. The aim is to enable a quick and easy way to obtain a secure access to the Internet for registered user: "open your laptop and be online. "
With the guest -WLAN "eduroam" DESY is participating in this project.

How does eduroam work?

To connect to the eduroam WLAN each user needs an account in his home institute for WLAN authentification. After that, no registration or activation is necessary anymore when using this WLAN at an institute that is participating in the project.

Further information on the eduroam project can be found under or

How can I connect to the DESY WLAN ?

Windows 7

For the DESY-Windows 7 installation the WLAN profiles for DESY and eduroam can be installed, too. In this case no additional WLAN settings are necessary. If you want to establish a connection with one of the WLANs you merely have to indicate your user name followed by "" ( and the WLAN password in the log-in screen.
An instructions manual to establish the WLANs DESY and eduroam can be found in the menu under WLAN Instruction.

Necessary Access Data

As mentioned before, using the WLANs DESY and eduroam implies that you have the access data for it. At DESY this access data consists of the DESY account name and a specific WLAN password. To obtain the WLAN account the user has to be assigned in the DESY registry for the resource wlan_desy by their Namespace-Administrator.

Instruction for Installation and Configuration

Since there is no difference in the configuration for the both WLANs, DESY and eduroam (except of their names ( the SSIDs)) a list with various documentation on installing this service can be found under the menu item WLAN instruction.