The buildings, as well as a number of outside locations on the campus have coverage in the university's Wireless LAN. Students
and employees can use their TU/e account to gain access to this
network. Visitors from other universities and research institutions
can make use of the eduroam service if their own institution also supports the SURFnet eduroam service.
Guests of the TU/e can make use of the Wlan Guest Netwerk.
The Wireless LAN makes use of the IEEE 802.11g (2.4 GHz, 54 Mbps)
standard with 802.11b (2.4 GHz, 11 Mbps) support. Some larger rooms
may have additional IEEE 802.11a (5 GHz, 54 Mbps) access points for
extra capacity. Recently, a number of locations also have IEEE 802.11n
(2.4 and 5 GHz, 300 Mbps) coverage.
The TU/e uses WPA2/AES for security. WPA2 is the most modern option,
and offers far better protection. The larger encryption key, the
regular rotation of keys and the addition of a message integrity code
solve the security problems that occur with WEP. We therefore
recommend using this method.
For the IEEE 802.11n standard (2.4 and 5 GHz, 300 Mbps), WPA2 is
required. The systems have hardware support for WPA2/AES encryption.
WEP encryption, on the other hand, is carried out in software.
Configuration examples are available for WPA2 voor XP.
Available SSIDs at the TU/e.
There are four network names (SSIDs) available on campus.
The TUE-WPA2 network has WPA2 encryption. This network can be used by
both TU/e students and TU/e employees.
Students and employees of other institutions linked to SURFnet can use
eduroam to access each other's networks. The SSID eduroam uses WPA2/AES encryption.
The purpose of the Guest wireless network is to easily allow guests of
the TU/e access to the network. The Guest network is unprotected.
The Traverse network is only available in Traverse, and only for the
people who work there.