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What is eduroam?

Education Roaming (eduroam) is a worldwide Internet access service for members of educational and research institutions. The accounts of the GWDG, the staff and students of the University of Göttingen, the University Medicine Göttingen UMG and many Max Planck Institutes are eduroam-enabled. Eduroam uses an encrypted WLAN connection (WPA2 Enterprise).

eduroam setup

We strongly recommend to setup eduroam with the configuration wizard (CAT tool). Do not use the automatisms of your device. The CAT tool is provided by the GÉANT Association, of which the DFN-Verein is a member. The CAT tool is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS and Android.

Please follow our detailed instructions with screenshots for the different operating systems.

Important for iOS devices:
If the device is connected to eduroam during installation, the new eduroam profile will not be installed correctly under iOS. This means that if an eduroam profile already exists, it must first be uninstalled. Only then will the reinstallation of the eduroam profile run smoothly. For example, the eduroam profile can be downloaded and installed via the WLAN “GuestOnCampus” or via mobile radio (LTE, UMTS).

Important for Windows Mobile devices:
Please note that your eduroam access must be activated by the GWDG for Windows Mobile devices. Please contact for this. If your registration still does not work, you must install the new Telekom root certificate “T-TeleSec Global Root Class 2” on your device. There is no CAT tool for Windows Mobile. So you need to set up eduroam manually.


eduroam tutorials for PC systems

eduroam tutorials for mobile devices


If you are a member of the university, please simply use your e-mail address as your username. When you are asked for your username enter your username in the following manner:

<first-name.surname>@ Students of Göttingen University (Students e-mail address)
<username>@ GWDG users and staff
<any>@ Staff of Göttingen University (any e-mail address ending in **)
<any>@ <any> Not applicable for members of the SUB and the University Medical Center.
<surname_first-name>@ Staff of the University Medical Center Göttingen
<username>@ Staff of the German Primate Center

Members of Max Planck Institutes:

<username>@ Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
<username>@ Staff of the Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion
<username>@ Staff of the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics
<username>@ Staff of the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine
<username>@ Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
<username>@ Staff of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
<username>@ Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research Heidelberg
<username>@ Staff of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
<mailadresse>@ Staff of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry Munich
<eduxxx>@ Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
<first-name.surname>@ Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
<first-name.surname>@ Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance
<username>@ Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research
<username>@ Staff of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research Göttingen

Important change in the use of eduroam

In the context of the expiration of the root certificate “Deutsche Telekom Root CA 2“ on July 10, 2019, which has been announced for some time, the certificate used to encrypt the login process in WLAN eduroam will expire on July 1, 2019. For all concerned users, there is an urgent need for action to be able to use the popular and wide-spread eduroam access even after this date.

For a more detailed information about the changed configuration refer to this article.

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