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 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.

Show supported devices
TP-Link TL-WDR3600 all versions
TP-Link TL-WDR4300 all versions
TP-Link TL-WR710N V1.x, 2.0, 2.1
TP-Link TL-WR841N(D) V7.x, V8.x, V.x, V10.x, V11.x, V12.x (not V13.x!)
TP-Link TL-WR842N V2.x, V3.x
TP-Link TL-WR940N V3.x, V4.x, V5.x, V6.0 Cheap device I recommend
TP-Link TL-WR941ND V6.x
TP-Link TL-WR1043ND V2.x, V3.x (currently not V4.x! Strange NAT-Errors)
TP-Link Archer C5 V1.x (nicht 2.x oder neuer!)
TP-Link Archer C7 V2.x/V3.x/V4.x
TP-Link Archer C25 V1.x
TP-Link Archer C58 V1.x
TP-Link Archer C59 V1.x Good device with 5GHz wifi I recommend
TP-Link Archer C60 V1.x
“V.x” Means the Version of your device, usually on a sticker after the model number


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


Upcoming dates

15:45 Verkaufstermin @ Uni Bielefeld
Verkaufstermin @ Uni Bielefeld
Jul 25 um 15:45 – 16:15
In der Universität Bielefeld, im Hauptgebäude, auf der Galerie, quasi gegenüber vom Univarza, bei den gelben Telefonzellen an einem der Tische (ich kann nicht voraussagen, an welchem Tisch exakt…) In the university main hall, upper level gallery, across from Univarza, near the yellow phone boxes  at one of the tables (I can not predict at …

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.