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 Science-Hotspot
    This guest WLAN does not require user registration. Users only have to accept the usage regulations on the portal website of the WLAN network.
    Note: Despite the encryption used, it cannot be ruled out that it may be decrypted by so-called brute force attacks by third parties. Secure protocols (such as SSH and VPN) should therefore be used for the transmission of sensitive data (e.g. passwords).
  • 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.
  • 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.