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Getting connected to Internet in the residence halls of Studierendenwerk Bielefeld

Here you will find all the necessary and current informations how to connect to the Internet by the wired Ethernet inside of the residence halls of Studierendenwerk Bielefeld. Please read the common informations and the instructions depending on your operation system first!

In the dormitories of the Studierendenwerk Bielefeld wired Ethernet (10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet) is available [1]. The Studierendenwerk Bielefeld does not operate any wireless networks (WLAN) in the dorms!
Depending on your operation system and it's state of update different steps of configuration are necessary. Please consider the aplicable instruction from following table.

Each user must first authenticate to the network to gain access to the Internet. By 802.1x authentication your user data are matched with those that are stored on the RADIUS server. If they match, your access to the network is enabled. Your computer will then automatically receive a valid IP address and other important data relating to access to the Internet from the DHCP server.

The following conditions must be true for participation of the residence halls network:

Depending on the operating system, the 802.1X authentication is configured differently. Many current operating systems (Windows 10, Windows 8, 7, Mac OS X, numerous Linux distributions) bring along all necessary one for the 802.1X-authentication as standard equipment. Further details can be found on the following pages for the different operating systems.

Important security measures to protect your system and your data:
The use of a computer at the residence halls' network without these protective measures is grossly negligent and may cause serious damage!

Windows 7Windows 8Windows 10
Mac OS 10.7 or higher versions
Linux in generalLinux and Gnome desktopLinux and KDE desktop
General informationsError analysis
Informations for students at Hochschule Ostwestfalen Lippe

Please note: Personal network consultation possible again

From 21 July 2021, the consultation hours will take place again wednesday from 12 noon to 1 pm in Morgenbreede 2-4, room 0.18 until further notice. A suitable mouth guard must be worn throughout the building. The 3G rule ("vaccinated, recovered or tested") applies. At the beginning of the appointment, please present valid proof that you have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, have recovered from a Covid-19 infection or have currently tested negative for Covid-19 (test not older than 24 hours).

If you have any further questions or problems, please contact the support of the Studierendenwerk only:


For inquiries by e-mail please read the section 'Error analysis' and please as specific as possible:

[1]The following residence halls are equipped with Ethernet: Arndtstr. 12-18, Große-Kurfürsten-Str. 66-78, Stennerstraße 19, 21, 21a, 21b, 21c, Storchsbrede 23-25, Jakob-Kaiser-Straße 14-16, Werther Strasse 148, Universitätsstraße 1-9 and 11-17, Morgenbreede 6, 10, 14, 15, 17-23 and 29-33.

last update: October 2021