how can get information about which wifi channel my ipad is using?

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    Hi, all, I want to do some network measurement on my ipad, so I need to know which wifi channle the ipad is using for network access
    does anybody know how to get to know the wifi channel which my ipad is using?
    thanks!
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    It's going to be forced to use whatever channel your router is using. In my case, it's channel one on the 2.45 GHz SSID.
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    yes, I know what you meant,
    but I just want to know the number of the channel, so I can capture the packets on that channel using another computer
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    yes, I know what you meant,
    but I just want to know the number of the channel, so I can capture the packets on that channel using another computer
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    What do you mean by the number of the channel? It is channel one on the 2.45 GHz band...if you google, you can find the actual block of GHz that channel one corresponds to. I've seen that info before, but I don't have time to look it up.
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    To the best of my knowledge there is no way to find out a network's channel from the iPad. Apple does not give it's developers access to that level of he system, and does not report it anywhere in Settings.

    Maybe if you jailbreak, but you'd need to ask someone else about that.
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    The below was obtained from my system log and indicates the channel used. Linksys is the access point name..,never bothered to change it but it is secured via MAC filtering and a WEP key. The information from the log is not readily obtained. I run an app called system status and the system log module provided it. Sytem status is available in the app store.


    May 10, 2012 11:38:59 PM - kernel [0] (Debug): AppleBCMWLAN Woke on same BSS: @ 0xc322ec00, BSSID = 00:0f:66:2b:21:36, rssi = -75, rate = 54 (100%), channel = 1, encryption = 0x4, ap = 1, failures = 0, age = 18, ssid[ 7] = "linksys"
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    Good info. Glad to find out I was wrong. Thanks.
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    You weren't wrong. The info is quite buried and not accessible without a third party app. The logs supplied are large and searchable and this lonely entry was created when I returned home and the iPad jumped on the network. I would never have known about it or found it had the OP not asked so do not think for a moment I expected to find it either!
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    But it is accessible, which I thought impossible, at least without jailbreaking. That means an app could be written to extract the info in a more friendly way, if not in real time then at least as a report. Not that this means the app exists.

    And thank you for taking the time to look. Nothing much gets found without looking. :)

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