eduroam

Education Roaming (eduroam) is a worldwide Internet access service for educational and research institutions and their staff and students. It enables Internet access at the sites of all participating organisations using their own username and password.

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. Eduroam is an encrypted radio link (WPA2).

Please always follow our instructions or programs when setting up the eduroam on your device and do not use the automatic functions of your device. Many systems use only weak security checks or no security checks at all for automatic setting, which could allow an attacker to intercept your password at any time. He only needs to be within radio range of your device.

Setting up the eduroam WLAN with the Configuration Wizard

The eduroam CAT (eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool) is a DFN powered web site that provides automatic Eduroam configuration wizards for Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS, and Android. The assistants for Goettingen can be found here. More detailed instructions on how to use the wizards can be found in the operating system specific articles linked in the Tutorials section.

Username

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

<vorname.nachname>@ stud.uni-goettingen.de Students of Göttingen University (Students e-mail address)
<x.nachname>@
<username>@ gwdg.de GWDG users and staff
<username>@ uni-goettingen.de Staff of Göttingen University
<username>@ mpibpc.mpg.de Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
<username>@ em.mpg.de Staff of the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine
<username>@ evolbio.mpg.de Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
<username>@ zv.uni-goettingen.de Staff of the University Central Institutions
<username>@ zvw.uni-goettingen.de Staff of the University Central Institutions
<vorname.nachname>@ med.uni-goettingen.de Staff of the University Medical Center Göttingen
<username>@ mmg.mpg.de Staff of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
<username>@ mpimf-heidelberg.mpg.de Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research Heidelberg
<mailadresse>@ psych.mpg.de Staff of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry Munich
<username>@ dpz.eu Staff of the German Primate Center
<vorname.nachname>@ ip.mpg.de Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
<vorname.nachname>@ tax.mpg.de Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance

Tutorials

eduroam tutorials for PC systems

eduroam tutorials for mobile devices