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 45€ (WR940N) or ~60€ (Archer Model with 5GHz wifi)

Or you can use my setup service and let me install my special software on your device for 18€, if I support your device model.

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Where?

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

When?

Upcoming dates

Jan
23
Di
15:45 Verkaufstermin @ Uni Bielefeld
Verkaufstermin @ Uni Bielefeld
Jan 23 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 …
Jan
29
Mo
ganztägig Pause wegen Klausuren
Pause wegen Klausuren
Jan 29 – Feb 11 ganztägig
Da erfahrungsgemäß nur sehr wenig Kunden während der Klausurenphase kommen und ich selbst viel zu tun habe, gibt es diese zwei Wochen keine Router zu kaufen.

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.