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Connecting your iOS device to the wireless network

What is an iOS device?
 
The iOS device is developed to optimized media entertainment, gaming, and effortless communication.  It also gives you convenience through built-in Wi-Fi and touch screen features.  Common examples of iOS devices are iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®.
 
Using wireless connection, you can enjoy the following benefits and more:
  • Effortless and faster communication
  • Optimized media entertainment
  • Free Internet connection
  • Convenience 
Before connecting your iOS device to the wireless network, ensure that you take note of the wireless settings of your router.  These include your router’s wireless network name (SSID) and wireless security or password.  You can get these by accessing the router’s web-based setup page and checking the Wireless tab > Basic Wireless Settings sub-tab.  If you have a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account, just click Wireless under the Router Settings on the left navigation panel to get your wireless settings.

NOTE:  An iPhone is used in this example.
 
Step 1:
On your Home screen, tap the Settings icon.
 
 
Step 2:
Tap Wi-Fi.
  
Step 3:
Make sure the Wi-Fi is switched ON and then tap your router’s wireless network name (SSID) from the list.
 
 
Step 4:
Enter your router’s wireless security key or Password and tap Join.  

NOTE:  If your wireless network is unsecured, your iOS devices should be able to connect to it automatically after tapping your wireless network name.

Your iOS device should now be connected to your wireless network as indicated by the check mark beside the SSID.
 

If you encounter the error message “Incorrect password”, tap Dismiss and re-enter your password correctly.

NOTE:  Wireless security key or password is case-sensitive.
 
 
Other things to remember

If you are having problems connecting your iOS devices to your wireless network, try to do any of the following:
  • If you are connecting to a wireless network with a WEP encryption, enter the “$” sign followed by the network key.  If you still cannot connect to the wireless network, change the network encryption to WPA or WPA2 Personal and enter a password that you can easily remember.  
  • Check the AirPort®  icon in the upper-left corner of the screen for the signal strength of the connection between your router and your iOS device. 
  • If you are still unable to connect to your secured wireless network despite entering the correct security key or password, you may try powering your iOS device OFF then switch it back ON
  • You may also try disabling the network security settings first then reconnect your iOS device to the network.  Once you have connected to the wireless network, try setting up your router’s wireless security settings again. 
  • If you encounter the “Unable to join the network” error message, it could mean that the Wireless MAC Filter feature of your router is enabled, or the DHCP Server is disabled.  You need to make sure that the Wireless MAC Filter of your router is disabled and the DHCP Server is enabled to be able to connect to your wireless network.  You may also need to check the wireless settings of your router.    
Once you’ve successfully connected the iOS device to the wireless network, you can now explore a lot of possibilities to fully optimize the product while it’s connected to your router.  With it you can check the wireless settings while sitting on the front porch, stream movies in your bedroom or even print while baking your favorite cookies.  Click on the links provided for instructions:         
 
Checking the router's wireless settings using an iPhone®
Streaming media files from iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® using AirPlay®
Printing from your iPhone® using the PrintCentral Pro mobile app
iPad® can detect network but unable to connect
iPad® can connect to the network but can’t access the Internet
Connecting your iPod®, iPhone® or iPad® to the Internet (Video)
Setting up your router’s wireless password using an iPhone®, iPod touch® or iPad®

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