Checking the router's wireless settings using an iPad®

For ease and convenience, it is possible to check the router’s wireless settings using an iPad®.  This article will guide you on how to check the router’s wireless settings using the device.

IMPORTANT:  Ensure that you already know your router’s IP address before going through these steps.  If you don’t know its IP address yet, click here to learn how.  

Step 1:
Access the router’s web-based setup page though your iPad®.  

Step 2:
Tap the Wireless tab.

You will then be able to view the router’s Basic Wireless Settings page.

NOTE:  In this example, the 5 GHz Wireless Settings of the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi, EA4500 is used.


  • Network Mode – Lists the wireless standards your network supports.
  • Network Name (SSID) – This is the name of your wireless network.
  • Security Mode – Lists the security types your router supports.
  • Passphrase – This is the password of your wireless network.  This should be 8-63 characters.
  • Channel Width – Radio channel width of your wireless-N devices.
  • Channel – Lists the radio channels your router supports.
  • SSID Broadcast – A feature that lets you choose whether to let other wireless devices detect your network’s wireless name.

QUICK TIP:  The Linksys Wi-Fi Routers (E1000, E2000, E3000, E2100L, E4200 v1), the Passphrase and Security Mode can be found in the Wireless Security sub-tab.

You should have successfully checked the router’s wireless settings through your iPad® now.

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