In my house I have multiple wireless access points, all of which use the same SSID. I'd like to know which wireless AP my iPhone is currently connected to.

On my MacBook I use the WiFi Explorer app to view available wifi networks and verify which wireless AP the MacBook is currently connected to - the app lists the Vendor name (eg Netgear, TP-Link) beside the SSID.

How can I verify which wireless access point my iOS device is connected to?

The standard iOS Wi-Fi menu only lists the SSID name, and since all APs have the same SSID this doesn't help.

  • (the same developer has a WiFi Explorer for iOS app, but this requires a jailbroken phone) – Stephen Lead Mar 20 '16 at 23:36
  • I'm assuming you don't want to log into each AP and look at its connection list? – Hefewe1zen Mar 21 '16 at 1:54
  • @Hefewe1zen that's a good workaround, thanks. But ideally I'd prefer to do it from the iOS device – Stephen Lead Mar 21 '16 at 2:25
  • @Hefewe1zen do you want to put that as an answer - it seems like the best option so far! – Stephen Lead Mar 28 '16 at 2:18

As a workaround, you could log into the admin section for each AP and look at the active connection list.

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  • sadly (and amazingly) this seems to be the best option – Stephen Lead Mar 29 '16 at 11:02
  • In the case of the TP Link router, the TP Link Tether software allows you to view the connection status of all devices from the phone, which makes things a bit easier – Stephen Lead Apr 3 '16 at 22:47

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