Wireless (Wi-Fi/WLAN)

The official WiFi documentation explains how to use the wireless networks eduroam, eth and public provided by the Informatikdienste.

Guest access

Visitors are granted temporary access to the ETH wireless

  • Connect your device to the public, public-5 or eth-guest wireless SSID
  • On the pop-up, click the Guest Access Wi-Fi link
  • You will be redirected to the self-registration portal
  • Provide your name and mobile number
  • Enter the verification code that was sent to your phone
  • Follow the instructions to connect to the wireless network.
  • The guest account will provide access until midnight of the same day.

Best practices

If you are connecting for the first time or you need to re-connect your mobile device use an unloaded access point. This means better not do this in crowded places like the cafeteria, canteen or exteriors. There have been reports of problems when connecting from such places.

Connect your mobile device to the eduroam and/or eduroam-5 networks, which offers access for members of universities from many countries around the world.

Quick guide

Use the Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT): cat.eduroam.org to setup eduroam, or refer to the instructions for more information.

Manual setup instructions

Note: Manual setup may not work on all devices.

For most devices automatic mode should work and you can leave everything on default settings. However on some mobile devices you may have to specify some of the following settings to connect to the wireless network:

Name Value
Network name eduroam
Wi-Fi security WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
Authentication Protected EAP (PEAP)
Anonymous identity leave empty
CA certificate leave empty / (none) / ethz.ch
CA validation Check no CA required / Don't validate
PEAP version Automatic
Phase 2 (inner) authentication MSCHAPv2
Username (for employees) ETHusername@staff-net.ethz.ch
Username (for students) ETHusername@student-net.ethz.ch
Password Network password (WIFI/VPN)

Where ETHusername is your username from the ETH Account.

In case you have special devices that require wireless access, please contact us to connect them to the IoT network.

Test Wifi/VPN password

Should you be unsure about your Wireless/VPN password, you can try to log in on https://sslvpn.ethz.ch/ with username ETHusername@staff-net.ethz.ch. In case you're not able to log in, you may try to set a new Wifi/VPN password on password.ethz.ch.

Additional instructions