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Title: Setting up your router's wireless password using an iPhone®, iPod touch® or iPad®

Article ID: 24159


Setting up or changing your Linksys wireless network’s password is also possible through your iPhone®, iPod touch® or iPad®.  Your router’s web-based setup page is accessible through the Safari browser installed on these Apple devices.

This article will guide you on how to set your wireless network’s password using your iPhone®, iPod touch® or iPad®. 

Step 1:
On your iPhone®, iPod touch® or iPad® device, tap Settings and then tap Wi-Fi.
 
 
Step 2:
Tap the name of your wireless network.
 
 
Step 3:
Press the Home button of your device and then tap the Safari browser’s icon.
 
Step 4:
On your browser’s address bar, enter “192.168.1.1” to be directed to your router’s welcome page. 
 
NOTE:  The Linksys router's default IP address is 192.168.1.1.
 
 
NOTE:  In this example, the Linksys E3200 router was used.
 
 
Step 5:
Tap the Continue with an open and unsecured network link to proceed.
 
 
Step 6:
Tap the I understand that my network is currently open and not secure checkbox and then tap the Continue button.
 
 
Step 7:
Once the login pop-up box appears, enter the password then tap Log In to access the web-based setup page. 
 
 
NOTE:  Your router’s default username is blank, and the default password is admin.  In case you have forgotten your password, reset your router and refresh the web-based setup page on your Safari browser.  To learn how to reset your router to factory defaults, click here.
 
Step 8:
A warning prompt will appear.  Tap OK to continue.
 
 
 
Step 9:
On the web-based setup page, tap the Wireless tab then tap the Wireless Security tab.
 
 
 
Step 10:
On the 2.4 GHz Wireless Security, tap the Security Mode drop-down menu to select a wireless security mode.
 
 
NOTE:  iPod touch®, iPhone® and iPad® devices’ wireless connectivity works only with 2.4 GHz Wireless Security.
 
Step 11:
Select your security mode and tap DONE.
 
 
 
Step 12:
Enter the password in the Passphrase field and tap Save Settings.
 
 
Step 13:
Once you receive a notification message that your settings have been successfully saved, tap Continue.
 
 
Once you have successfully configured the wireless settings of your router, your iPhone®, iPod touch® or iPad® will get disconnected from the network.  You will have to reconnect using your password.  To know how, click here.

 

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