Guest networks

In some meeting rooms, unencrypted guest networks are available.


Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, world-wide Wi-Fi roaming service developed for the international research and education community. Eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain internet connectivity on campus and when visiting other participating institutions.

Eduroam users will be assigned guest addresses and may not be able to access internal services. Internal networks and services can be accessed via using VPN.

Installation (MPCDF/MPQ staff only)

The step-by-step guide for configuring Easyroam is provided below:

  1. Ensure that an internet connection exists, LAN or WLAN (not Eduroam).

  2. If applicable, delete the existing Eduroam profile and the Eduroam CAT tool.
    After removing the profile, access to Eduroam will be temporarily unavailable.

  3. Log in to the Easyroam platform “Easyroam WAYF” and select your institution.

    • MPCDF staff, please select “Max Planck Computing and Data Facility (MPCDF)”

    • MPQ staff, please select “Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics (MPQ)”

  4. On the following page, you will find links to install the Easyroam app for your device.
    The client for Windows or Linux (Debian based) can be downloaded by selecting “Download for desktop” in the drop down menu. Should you encounter problems during installation on Windows, please request help from the IT-Servicedesk.
    There is also a easyroam-desktop RPM package available in the OBS system repository. This is only tested with openSUSE Leap 15.5 and might not work as intended on other RPM based distributions.

  5. After installation the devices can be configured for the use of Eduroam via the app.

    • Mobile devices can use “connect my phone” on the Easyroam website and scan the provided QR code.

    • The apps for desktops will forward to the Easyroam website for further configuration.

A detailed documentation in German language for setting up specific clients can be found here.


  • Issue: On Android, the eduroam wifi suddenly stops working, while the certificate is still valid.

    Solution: In the easyroam app, select “Manage” under the currently used profile and press “Reinstall