Uni Wireless Network

Connect to the university wireless network: configuration

The settings necessary to connect to the HIldesheim University Eduroam wireless network may differ from those of other institutions participating in the Eduroam system. If you have trouble connecting when you are at a different institution/location, please consult the on-site IT services there.

Eduroam: UNI wireless network as part of a global network

Hildesheim University provides a WLAN-based wireless network embedded in the global Eduroam consortium. Thus the university user account enables our users access to the wireless networks of all partners of the eduroam consortium at many sites in Germany, Europe and worldwide. Eduroam wireless access is available in more than 100 countries worldwide.

Requirements

To be able to use the wireless network at Hildesheim University, users need a WLAN-enabled device and a valid user account at the university.

Configuration

Android

1. Open Play Store and install Eduroam CAT Tool.

2. Open the eduroam CAT Tool. On many Android devices you can now tap the button "Universität Hildesheim".
In case this button is not shown:
Choose "Manual search" and enter "Hildesheim". Choose "Universität Hildesheim". The app will then download a configuration file.

3. The app will need permission to access your local storage, please grant that so that the configuration file can be read.  Now tap "Install" and confirm.

4. Now enter your university email address (not just your username but username@uni-hildesheim.de and password. Then tap "Install".

5. That's all. Your device will now automatically connect to any eduroam wireless network worldwide. You can close the eduroam app and play store now.

iOS

1. Open a web browser and go to https://cat.eduroam.org/.

2. On the right, choose "Universität Hildesheim", then tap the large button „Download Eduroam Installer"

3. Tap "Allow" to install the downloaded eduroam profile.

4. Go to your devices Settings menu and tap the entry "Profile loaded", then click on "Install".

5. Enter your university email address (user(at)uni-hildesheim.de your password, then tap on "Done".

Windows

1. Open a web browser and go to https://cat.eduroam.org/.

2. On the right, choose "Universität Hildesheim", then click the large button „Download Eduroam Installer".

3. Download and install the Eduroam installer.

4. Enter your university email address (user(at)uni-hildesheim.de) and your password, then click on "Install".

macOS

1. Open a web browser and go to https://cat.eduroam.org/.

2. On the right, choose "Universität Hildesheim", then click the large button „Download Eduroam Installer".

3. Download and install the Eduroam installer.

4. Enter your university email address (user(at)uni-hildesheim.de) and your password, then click on "Install".

5. The system may require entering your local user name and password to install the certificate and wireless profile.

Linux

1. Open a web browser and go to https://cat.eduroam.org/.

2. On the right, choose "Universität Hildesheim", then click the large button „Download Eduroam Installer".

3. Download the eduroan installer, right-click the file, choose "Properties", then "Permissions", set a check mark at "Allow executing file as program" and close the Properties window.

4. Double click the file (should work on most Linux distributions) or open a terminal window and execute the file like this:

"python eduroam-linux-Universitat_Hildesheim.py"
or
"python3 eduroam-linux-Universitat_Hildesheim.py" 
(depending on the Python version on your system)

Note: The program requires Python to work. This package is not present on all Linux distributions but can be installed very easily using your systems package manager / software manager.

5. Enter your university email address (user(at)uni-hildesheim.de) and your password, then click on "Install".

ChromeOS

1. Open a web browser and go to https://cat.eduroam.org/.

2. On the right, choose "Universität Hildesheim", then click the large button „Download Eduroam Installer".

3. After downloading, open your Chrome browser and go to the following URL:
chrome://net-internals/#chromeos.
Click the "choose file" button under “ImportONC file”.

4. There, choose the downloaded file eduroam-chromeos-Universitat_Hildesheim.onc.

5. Now, you can click the wireless icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. In the window, click the wireless icon again and choose the eduroam entry.

6. Enter your university email address (user(at)uni-hildesheim.de) and your password, then click on "Connect".

FAQ concerning the university wireless network

I can not log in. What's wrong?

Problems logging in

Please note:

  • To log into the wireless network, you have to enter your username including '@uni-hildesheim.de'
  • After your university user account is first created, you have to change your password using the PWA website. You can not log into the wireless network using your original password.
I don't have a university account. Can I still use the university wireless network?

Wireless access without an account at Hildesheim University

If you don't have a user account with us, you can either use your eduroam account from your home institution, provided they participate in the eduroam program or you can apply for a guest login.

Which services can I access using the wireless network?

Access restrictions

There are no general restrictions on using the Internet via the university wireless network. For security reasons, some internal network areas can not be reached.

[Translate to englisch:] Beratung & Support

If you still have any questions regarding usage and configuration of devices please refer to our IT-support.