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 (TP-Link TL-WR841N) for 35€ (20€ for the device + 15€ for my setup service).

Or you can use my setup service and let me install my special software on your device for 15€.

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


Upcoming dates

17:45 Verkaufstermin @ Uni Bielefeld
Verkaufstermin @ Uni Bielefeld
Sep 28 um 17:45 – 18:15
In der Universität Bielefeld, im Hauptgebäude, auf der Galerie bei der AOK und den gelben Telefonzellen an einem der Tische. In the university main hall, upper level gallery near the yellow phone boxes or the „AOK“ at one of the tables (I can not predict at which table exactly…)

Just come on one of the dates and bring your HRZ-credentials (username and password from your university account) and money. If you have your own device, bring it with the power supply.