eduroam is a worldwide service for Internet access for institutes of education and science and their employees and students.

In order to use eduroam an eduroam compatible, valid account with one of the participating institutions is required. The accounts of the GWDG (employees and students of the university) and of the Max-Planck-Institute are eduroam compatible.

The WLAN eduroam is available alongside GoeMobile. In genereal it can be used everywhere where GoeMobile is also available (except for the UMG). The WLAN eduroam uses eduroam for authentication of users, implements an encrypted radio connection ( WPA2) and thus is also the recommended alternative for users from the university and the MPI to the unencrypted access via the WebPortal or to the additional encryption using VPN.

eduroam CAT

The eduroam CAT website which provides automatic eduroam installers for Windows, Linux, OS X, and iOS. The eduroam installers for Göttingen can be found here. Further information on the usage of these installers can be found in the operating system specific article found in the Tutorials section.


When you are asked for your username enter your username in the following manner:

<vorname.nachname> Students of Göttingen University
<username> GWDG users and staff
<username> Staff of Göttingen University
<username> Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
<username> Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine
<username> University Central Institutions
<username> University Central Institutions
<vorname.nachname> University Medical Center Göttingen
<username> Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
<username> Max Planck Institute for Medical Research Heidelberg
<mailadresse> Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry Munich
<username> German Primate Center


eduroam tutorials for PC systems:

eduroam tutorials for mobile devices: