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.
I offer you my setup service and let me install my special software on your device for 30€*, if I support your device model. See the Hardware page
for the list of supported models. Only the listed models are supported! So buy a listed router model first, then come to me.
Currently there are weekly sale events in the university. Please click on the calendar entry to see a description of the location.
Just come on one of the sale events 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. If there is no date displayed above, please wait a few days for the next date, you probably just missed the last one.
* All mentioned prices do not contain VAT according to § 19 Abs. 1 UStG.