Zentrum für Datenverarbeitung (ZDV)

Wi-Fi / eduroam

Which Wi-Fi for whom?

Members of the Tübingen University eduroam

Guests (day guests, conferences, events)

     unrestricted access, account required


Guests (day guests, conferences, events)

     limited access, no account required

Guests of the eduroam group eduroam


eduroam (education roaming) provides a secure worldwide Wi-Fi network access to members of universities and research institutions. At all eduroam facilities, users can get Wi-Fi access with the login of their home organization. The services associated with an eduroam network access differ depending on the policy of the host institution.

The procedure by which the access authorization is checked at eduroam, is safe when correctly configured and executet and protects the participants personal login data from beeing spied on by third parties.

Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT)

The University of Tübingen is represented on the website of the eduroam Configuration Assistant Tools (CAT). There you will find automatically generated eduroam installation and configuration files for many of the common systems. The files are automatically generated on the basis of the stored eduroam WLAN radius parameters of the University of Tübingen without any further influence by the ZDV. The ZDV has no influence on the function of the scripts / configurations or on the selection of the supported end systems.

Recommended procedure


In the Windows version of CAT, the domain is added automatically. In all other CAT versions, <YourLoginID>@uni-tuebingen.de should be entered as the user name.

Manual configuration

Alternatively, you can continue to use manual configuration as described below.

Safety instructions

Install and configure eduroam Wi-Fi access only at your home organization. For the members of the University of Tübingen: set up your devices only in rooms of the University of Tübingen for the first eduroam use. Afterwards you can use eduroam worldwide.

Be sure to follow the instructions of the device or operating system to install certificates for the Wi-Fi authentication process.

Parameter Value
Network name  (SSID) eduroam
Security WPA2-Enterprise
Authentication PEAP
Encryption AES

Root CA certificate


Username <ZDV login ID>@uni-tuebingen.de
Password Password of ZDV login ID

Platform-specific installation instructions

for the manual configuration of eduroam:


There are three ways for guests to access the WiFi. If you come from another university or research institution, you can use eduroam as described above.

Everyone else can choose between full access, for which you need an account, and limited access, which can be used immediately.

SSID Guest

Unrestricted access, guest account required.

Employees of the University of Tübingen can independently set up a short-term account for their day guests: WLAN for guests

Parameter Value

Network name (SSID)

Authentication via https
Encryption none

SSID UTguest

Restricted access (download 5 MBit, upload 1 MBit, port filter, youth protection filter), no account required. 

Parameter Value

Network name (SSID)

Authentication none
Encryption none

You are a member of the University of Tübingen and guest at another institution

  1. Be sure to set up eduroam as described above as long as you are still on the premises of the University of Tübingen.
  2. Use the page https://www.eduroam.org to determine if the facility you are visiting supports eduroam. There you can find an interactive map of the facilities.
  3. There are no further steps required to use eduroam, when you are at the host facility.
  4. In case of problems, please contact the ZDV hotline. Provide the name of the host facility and your ZDV login ID, as well as the date and time when you tried to log in.

You are a member of an eduroam facility and a guest at the University of Tübingen

  1. Use the SSID "eduroam", when connecting to Wi-Fi.
  2. Use your home facilities login ID and password in form of <home login ID>@<home facility.country>.
  3. I case of problems, contact the support of your home facility.