WIFI access for guests and visiting scientists

For guests from a University which is part of the eduroam community

If you are a visitor from a University which is already part of the eduroam community just use the WIFI configuration from your home organization and connect your device to our ‘eduroam’ WIFI network. No change in your configuration is required! eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.

For a short period of time (e.g. a conference)

If you are a guest at the University of Duisburg-Essen for a short period of time (e.g. a conference) and your home organization is not a member of the eduroam community, ask a university of Essen-Duisburg employee to provide you with a short term password.

Every member of the university staff can request a guest account from the selfcare webpage for you  (German). Please ask a colleague or staff member for help.

These accounts are valid for just one week.

Apply the eduroam guest configuration of the University of Duisburg-Essen to your device. Please use the eduroam configuration assistant tool (CAT), which automates the configuration for you:
Choose University of Duisburg-Essen as home organization and download the eduroam configuration assistant tool (CAT) for your device. The tool will ask your ID and your password or (if already set in the selfcare portal) your wifi Password. Choose the WIFI network ‘eduroam’ to connect to the internet.

Important!

Please note that our guest configuration is not valid for roaming to other universities. You will have to remove the eduroam profile if you leave the University of Duisburg-Essen to avoid eduroam problems at your home organization.

Unfortunately there is no Android configuration assistant tool available for devices older than Android 4.3.
Use this guide to configure older Android devices (<4.3).

In case of problems feel free to ask our e-point technical staff for help.

For a longer period of time

If you are visiting the university for a longer period of time you are invited to register yourself as a guest at our selfcare webpage for registration.

Apply the eduroam guest configuration of the University of Duisburg-Essen to your device. Please use the eduroam configuration assistant tool (CAT), which automates the configuration for you:
Choose University of Duisburg-Essen as home organization and download the eduroam configuration assistant tool (CAT) for your device. The tool will ask your ID and your password or (if already set in the selfcare portal) your wifi Password.

Finally choose the WIFI network ‘eduroam’ to connect to the internet.

Important!

Please note that our guest configuration is not valid for roaming to other universities. You will have to remove the eduroam profile if you leave the University of Duisburg-Essen to avoid eduroam problems at your home organization.

Unfortunately there is no Android configuration assistant tool available for devices older than Android 4.3.
Use this guide to configure older Android devices (<4.3).

In case of problems feel free to ask our e-point technical staff for help.