Info in English

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.

My services

You can buy a pre-configured device for 75€ (Archer Model with 5GHz wifi)

Or you can use my setup service and let me install my special software on your device for 25€, if I support your device model. See the Hardware page for the list of supported models. Only the listed models are supported!


Currently there are weekly dates in the university. Please click on the calendar entry to see a description of the location.


Upcoming dates

15:00 Verkauf + Service @ Uni Bielefeld
Verkauf + Service @ Uni Bielefeld
Mrz 22 um 15:00 – 15:30
In der Universität Bielefeld, im Hauptgebäude, auf der Galerie, quasi gegenüber vom Univarza, bei der Techniker Krankenkasse an einem der Tische (ich kann nicht voraussagen, an welchem Tisch exakt…) kannst du an diesem Termin WLAN-Router kaufen, dein eigenes Gerät einrichten lassen oder Geräte reparieren lassen. In the university main hall, upper level gallery, across from …

Just come on one of the dates and bring your user credentials (username and password from your university account) and money or Girocard/Credit card. If you have your own device, bring it with the power supply.
* All mentioned prices do not contain VAT according to § 19 Abs. 1 UStG.