In case of problems, also read our WLAN FAQ and observe the checklist for WLAN error messages.
There are two ways to set up WLAN on iOS: using a configuration profile or manually. Configuration profiles offer additional security features compared to manual configuration and are the recommended method.
Configuration using configuration profiles
Since iOS 14.2 (possibly also with older versions) there is the following to consider when setting up the profile:
The installation of the profile only works if you are connected to another WLAN when importing and connecting to the WLAN for the first time. This can be realized for example via KA-WLAN.
If you already installed an eduroam profile provided by another institute, make sure to uninstall it beforehand (go to Settings → General → Profiles).
Open this website in Safari (Apple's native browser on iOS) on your Apple device. Open the appropriate links:
Only install profiles marked as “Verified ✔”.
Your WLAN username always consists of your KIT account and the suffix “@kit.edu”:
- email@example.com – staff
- firstname.lastname@example.org – guests & partners
- email@example.com – students
If you make a typing error when entering your WLAN username, you need to remove (go to Settings → General → Profiles) and reinstall this profile.
The following shows how to connect to KIT. To connect to eduroam simply replace all occurrences of KIT with eduroam.
Detailed instructions (using iPhone 6s, iOS 14):
Open the "Settings" out of your home screen [figure 1], press "Wi-Fi" [figure 2] and enable it. You see all visible wireless networks in your area [figure 3]. Choose the network KIT by pressing on it.
Log in with your KIT account (e.g. ab1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org) and press "Join" (in the upper right corner) [ ∂ kit edufigure 4]. Accept the certificate from our authentication server (radius-wlan.scc.kit.edu), which has to be issued by KIT-CA, by pressing on "Trust" [figure 5]. If the certificate is not issued by KIT-CA, please contact the Service Desk. Now you see a Wi-Fi icon next to your service provider [figure 6].