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Connecting your iPhone® to the wireless network

The iPhone® is one of the most in demand gadget in the market today.  It supports the latest wireless technology so people can browse the Internet, download files, and stream videos at remarkable speeds.

Using wireless connection, you can enjoy the following benefits and more:

  • Effortless and faster communication
  • Optimized media entertainment
  • Free Internet connection
  • Convenience 
Before setting up your iPhone's connection, you have to take note of these information:
  • Wireless network name (SSID)
  • Wireless security mode
  • Security key (password / passphrase)
NOTE:  The wireless network password is different from the router’s password.  If you don't have your wireless settings, access your router's web-based setup page.  For detailed information on retrieving your wireless settings, click here.

Connecting your iPhone to a wireless network

For a video instruction on how to connect iPhone to the wireless network, click

Step 1:
On your Home screen, tap the Settings icon.

Step 2:
Tap Wi-Fi.


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Step 3:
Make sure the Wi-Fi is switched ON then tap your router’s wireless network name (SSID).

QUICK TIP:  In this example, linksyssmartwifirouter is used.



QUICK TIP:  You might wonder why the 5 GHz networks are not visible on the list.  This is because the iPhone versions prior to the iPhone 5 can only detect the 2.4 GHz wireless network.  This includes your 2.4 GHz Guest network if it is enabled on your Linksys device.

Step 4:
Enter your router’s wireless security key or Password and tap Join.  If your wireless network is unsecured, your iPhone should be able to connect to it automatically after tapping your wireless network name.


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NOTE:  Your wireless security key or password is case-sensitive.  If you encounter the error message Incorrect password for "linksyssmartwifirouter", tap Dismiss and re-enter your password correctly.


Your iPhone should now be able to access the Internet. 

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Other things to remember

If you are having problems connecting your Apple® 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 your router's security mode 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 Apple devices.
  • 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 Apple devices OFF then turning them back ON.
  • You may also try disabling the network security settings first then reconnect your Apple devices 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.   
NOTE:  If you are still having connectivity issues, click here for more troubleshooting tips.

Once you’ve successfully connected your Apple devices to the wireless network, you can now explore a lot of possibilities to fully optimize the products while they’re connected to your router.  Click on the links provided for instructions:  
Streaming media files from iPhone®, iPad® or iPod touch® using AirPlay®
Printing from your iPhone® using the PrintCentral Pro mobile app

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