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WIRELESS & PLUG-IN ACCESS

DESCRIPTION OF THE SERVICE

Many locations at the Woudestein campus are provided with facilities which allow portable computers (laptops, notebooks, smartphones, etc.) to access the university network. This network is called EURnet. The places where these facilities are offered are called "Hotspots".

An ERNA userid and password is required to obtain access to the network. All students and employees of the EUR have these credentials. The use of the HotspOt infrastructure is possible for all types of mobile devices if they comply with the technical requirements described in this document.

Important announcement!

From 1 August 2014, it will no longer be possible to connect to the EUR wireless network called (SSID) 'EURnet portal'. Do you want to have direct access to the Internet using your laptop or smartphone? Then you can use eduroam. The EURnet portal for wired plug-in points does not change.

SUMMARY USE AND NETWORK CONFIGURATION

AS OF AUGUSTUS 1, 2011

SSID eduroam (802.1x)

 
Use and network configuration (wireless)
Access eduroam Students and employees of the EUR and other educational institutions affiliated to eduroam
Ethernet card (WLAN) configuration concerning IP Use DHCP
Netwerkauthenticatie / encryption

802.1x WPA2 / AES (Enterprise)

Server certificate validation auth4mobile.eur.nl
Trusted root authorities AddTrust External CA Root
Security Protocol Microsoft Protected EAP (PEAP) / MSCHAP v2
ERNA-id Students: 123456ab@eur.nl
Employees: 12345abc@eur.nl
Guests from other eduroam affiliated institutions have to authenticate with: Username@institutiondomain for example user@tudelft.nl
Password ********

SSID EURnet-portal (WEB)

 From 1 August 2014, no longer available

SSID guest (VPN)

 
Use and network configuration (wireless)
Access guest Anyone who can make use of an existing VPN-service (EUR- or external VPN server)
Ethernet card (WLAN) configuration concerning IP Use DHCP
Supported VPN protocols PPTP and IPsec
Netwerkauthenticatie / encryption No authentication with forced use of VPN-service/ no encryption
Security Protocol None

Plugin hotspots (802.1x)

 
Use and network configuration (wired)
Access plugin hotspots Students and employees of the EUR and other educational institutions affiliated to eduroam
Ethernet card (LAN) configuration concerning IP Use DHCP
Netwerkauthenticatie / encryption 802.1x
Security Protocol Microsoft Protected EAP (PEAP) / MSCHAP v2
ERNA-id Students: 123456ab@eur.nl
Employees: 12345abc@eur.nl
Guests from other eduroam affiliated institutions have to authenticate with: Username@institutiondomain for example user@tudelft.nl
Password ********

USE OF HOTSPOTS BY THIRD PARTIES (eduroam)

  • Students and employees from other educational institutes can make use of the EUR HotspOts. The institutions discussed here participate in the eduroam. This covers most universities and colleges in the Netherlands and a growing number abroad. (see eduroam for more information). These users may obtain access to the network using their userid and password for their own (home) institution.
  • Students and employees of the EUR can make use in a similar fashion of the HotspOts of the other institutions participating in eduroam.
  • A facility is offered especially for visitors from institutions which do not participate in eduroam. These visitors can connect through the HotspOts to a VPN server belonging to their organisation which is also called the home setting (see SSID guest above).

TWO TYPES OF HOTSPOTS

A distinction is made between two types of HotspOts. On the one hand there are the locations where wireless access is offered. These are the Wireless HotspOts, sometimes designated as WI-FI, Wireless or WLAN access (on the basis of the standards 802.11 a/g/n). Older types of wireless ethernet cards with 802.1b (11 Mbti/sec) functionality are not usable.

On the other hand there are also the Plugin HotspOts. These are locations where access can be obtained to the cable network. A computer can be connected to the network with a cable (UTP Ethernet, 100 or 1000 Mbit/sec). These Plugin points can be found at the university library, the conference centre in the G building and some more locations.

Within the EUR buildings on the Woudestein Campus the HotspOt locations are indicated by notices with the following recognisable pictograms:

Wireless HotspOt: Overview locations wireless access in the buildings
Plug-in HotspOt: Overview public wired hotspots in the buildings

SUPPORT

You are responsible for installing the necessary software and the configuration of your system. At this site you may find a number of supporting documents concerning configuration of wireless network and plugin hotspots. You should direct any questions about the WLAN ans Plugin service and any error reports to your faculty (decentralised) service desk.

MANUALS and DOCUMENTATION

Windows XP

 
Date published: 1/11/2011 Instruction Web based authentication

Windows XP

 
Date published: 12/22/2009 Configure PEAP Windows XP Wired Plug-in points (Engels)

Windows Mobile 5

 
Date published: 04/07/2009 Wireless access using Windows Mobile 5 based on web-authentication (Dutch only)

Mac OS

 
Date published: 02/23/2011 Configuration wireless access (SSID eduroam) using Apple Macintosh

Iphone / Ipod / Ipad

 
Date published:: 29-07-2011 Configuration wireless access (SSID eduroam) using Iphone / Ipod / Ipad

Certificaten

 
Date published: 29-07-2011 Other operating systems, e.g. Linux, MAC OS

Voorwaarden

 
Date published: 2010 Use policy for computer and network facilities

RESTRICTIONS

Mobile computers could pose threats for the continuity of the network and computer infrastructure. To limit the risks, privileges on the wireless network are restricted. This could mean that you might not be able to access the same services through the wireless network or that you would have to access them in a different way than from your workstation or from supervised computer labs. To avoid the spread of viruses on the wireless network, direct internal communication between PCs (laptops) has been blocked (peer to peer blocking).