You are here: Home / English website / Wireless internet at KU Leuven

Wireless internet at KU Leuven (wifi)

Information for: students, KU Leuven staff

Draadloos internetKU Leuven offers several ways to connect to the Internet. In addition to the many cable connections in the KU Leuven offices and auditoriums and the low-cost KotNet access available at most student residences, wireless internet is also provided in most KU Leuven buildings. Particularly public areas such as auditoriums, libraries and the Alma restaurants have long been equipped with wireless internet access.

The wireless access points maintained by ICTS broadcast five networks:

These wireless networks can be accessed using a laptop, a tablet PC or a smartphone.

When in reach of the KU Leuven network, it is best to give precedence to the networks in the following order:

  • Personnel: 'campusroam', 'eduroam', 'TelenetWiFree'
  • Students: 'campusroam', 'TelenetWiFree'

For setting up your eduroam or kuleuven profile you can also use the Configuration tool.

Manual configurations for each operating system can be found in the table under Configuration-info for the different platforms.

eduroam

 

eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.

eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop.

More info about eduroam can be found on eduroam.org.

There are currently known issues between eduroam and android OS 6.0 Marshmallow. This is an issue on serverside. This will be fixed as soon as possible.

 

Top

Wireless 'kuleuven' OR 'CAMPUSROAM'-network

 

kuleuven and campusroam are the wireless networks that are exclusively available for KU Leuven personnel and KU Leuven students
As personnel it is recommended to use 'campusroam'.

 

Top

Configuration Assistant Tool

 

Eduroam and wireless "kuleuven" configuration tool.

Eduroam provides a Configuration Assistant Tools for several platforms. The tool can be used to automatically configure your eduroam profile. The tool will also add the wireless kuleuven profile for personnel. 
You can find the tool at http://cat.eduroam.org.

 

Top

Configuration-info for the different platforms

 

Configuration-info / Operating system
Windows 10
Windows 7
Windows 8
Mac OS X
Android
iOS (iPhone, iPad)
Windows Phone 8
Windows RT
older systems

 

Top

 

General configuration-info

  • SSID: kuleuven of eduroam
  • Username: (Intranet user ID)@kuleuven.be
    • Personnel: Enter your u-number in, followed by @kuleuven.be, and your regular password.
    • Students: Enter your r, s of m-number, followed by @kuleuven.be, and your regular password.
  • Password: the password that belongs to your user-id.
  • Anonymous identity: Leave this field empty.
  • Security: WPA2 Enterprise / Encryptie: AES
  • Root-certificate: AddTrust External CA Root (of UTN-USERFirst-Hardware) & DigiCert Assured ID Root CA
  • Authentication-server: radius.kuleuven.be

 

Top

 

kuleuven-guest

 

As organizer of conferences and events, you may want to offer wireless Internet service to the visitors.
KU Leuven therefore provides kuleuven-guest next to eduroam and kuleuven.
This network is strictly intended to provide access to the Internet to external visitors.

 

Guestaccounts can be requested by KU Leuven personnel via the following page. https://icts.kuleuven.be/sc/english/temporary-internet-accounts.

The local IT desks and secretariats will often also be able to provide guestaccounts for meetings with externals and visitors.

 

Top

 

Support

 

Still experiencing problems with your wireless network? Then you can contact our ICTS Servicedesk.

 

Top