Getting access to the internet in the Studentenwerk Bielefeld dormitories
(The following dormitories are equipped with Ethernet: Arndtstr. 12-18, Große-Kurfürsten-Str. 66-78, Stennerstraße 21-23, Jakob-Kaiser-Straße 14-16, Werther Strasse 148, Universitätsstraße 1-9 and 11-17, Morgenbreede 6, 10, 14, 15, 17-23 and 29-33)
If you just want to setup your Windows/Mac OS X/Linux, there are guides provided by the Studentenwerk. Please contact the persons there for help.
My homepage is about configuring a WLAN (Wifi) router, to get wireless acces to the dormitory network. A special authentication method (“802.1X”) is required, and normal Wifi devices do not provide that. To get that functionality you need a device that is supported by the open source software OpenWRT (think of it like a free mini-Linux for routers). There you can configure the needed authentication programs.
How to setup the device by your own
If you know what a command line is, and ssh, scp, ftp are not just letters to you, read the instructions here. The instructions are provided for free, but I’m not going to help you if you get stuck anywhere.
You can buy a pre-configured device for 50€ (TL-WR940N) or 70€ (Archer Model with 5GHz wifi)
Or you can use my setup service and let me install my special software on your device for 20€, if I support your device model. See the Hardware page for the list of supported models.
Currently there are weekly dates in the university. Please click on the calendar entry to see a description of the location.
Just come on one of the dates and bring your user credentials (username and password from your university account) and money. If you have your own device, bring it with the power supply.