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Wireless Access at the University of Mannheim

We provide free wireless access on the entire campus of the University of Mannheim.This means that you can connect your mobile devices to fast and free  broadband internet everywhere on campus. Furthermore, students have access to special network resources provided by the institutions of the university, such as the online databases of the Mannheim University Library.

Please turn mobile hotspotson your smartphones off. These hotspots diminish  the bandwidth on campus and disrupt the entire network!

Another tip for a quicker Internet connection:
Turn off the wireless on your device, when you have taken your seat, and wait a moment. As soon as you turn the wireless on again, your device searches for a connection to the nearest Access Point.

How can I connect to the university wireless?

In order to connect to the wireless network, please select the service set identifier (SSID) “eduroam” to start the quick and easy installation process. You will need:

  • your user name, which is composed of your Uni-ID (user ID) and your university e-mail address (for example: and
  • the password for your Uni-ID.

Wireless installation

To find step-by-step instructions, please click here:

Wireless instructions

For an overview of all instructions available, for instance on how to connect to the university wireless from all around the globe via VPN, please go to all instructions.

Requirements, technical details and availability

  • Requirements of use

    Legal requirements

    • Please follow the rules of netiquette and the terms of use.
    • The university wireless may only be used for academic and teaching purposes.
    • The university uses wireless encryption in order to secure your privacy and protect your data.

    Technical requirements

    • All common operating systems are supported.
    • Students of the University of Mannheim can also access the WLAN at other universities in the eduroam network using their Uni-ID and the corresponding password.
    • External students must have a valid account at a partner institution of the eduroam network in order to log in with their Uni-ID.
  • Technical details

    • Devices with wireless adapter (802.11a/g/n/ac)
    • IP configuration of the wireless adapter: DHCP
    • The wireless adapter must support WPA2 (+AES) encryption. 
    • Root certificate of Deutsche Telekom (installed on almost all devices by default)
    • The operating system on the device must support 802.1X + PEAP (this applies to all current Windows, Android and iOS versions). 
    • Access profiles (click here
  • Service availability

    The university’s wireless network is available on campus every day from 6 a.m. – 2 a.m.

    We guarantee a 99.9 percent service availability. However, we cannot exclude downtime in individual cases.
    Should this be the case, please contact our support team via e-mail ( or telephone (+49 621 181–2000). We will help you as quickly as possible.

  • Manual client setup

    You would like to set up your client manually? Here's what you need:

    • Uni-ID (user ID): 
    • Anonymous identity / external identity: 
    • SSID: eduroam
    • Network authentication: WPA2 (Enterprise)
    • Data encryption: AES
    • Authentication: 802.1X EAP(PEAP)
    • Authentication method: EAP-MS-CHAP v2
    • Address: DHCP

    Root Certificate
    To use the certificate, please right-click “Save as...”, otherwise this may be automatically stored in the browser's local certificate store.

    Current certificates can be found at:

    Note for Windows users: After downloading to import, right-click on the certificate → Install certificate.

Did you know? VPN service

You would like to log into the university network from home or from the other side of the world? Just use our VPN service:

VPN instructions