Recently we shared an easy and quick method to share access to your WiFi network without sharing the password of the network using a new feature that comes with iOS 11. As noted by a reader web syndicate in the comments of the post, another method you can use to share access to your Wi-Fi network without revealing the network name or password is to use a QR code.
With the use of a browser-based website, you can easily create a QR code that will automatically connect you your friends and family whenever they scan it. Simply print this QR code and leave it in a drawer or maybe in the guest bedroom of your house.
This method comes in very handy if like me you have a lot of guests visiting your home and you want them to have internet access without knowing your password.
How to generate a Wi-Fi QR code for your guests to connect to your Wi-Fi Network
- If you want to create a WiFi network QR code, you need to, first of all, visit https://qifi.org. Next, enter the name of your WiFi network and the password and then click on Generate.
- Once you have done this, the web app will generate a QR code which you can then print or screenshot.
From now on, when guests visit your home with an iPhone or iPad running ios 11 or later, they can easily connect to your WiFi network by simply pointing the camera of their device at the QR code. With that, they will be automatically logged in to your Wi-Fi network.
If the guests are Android users, they will need to download the Barcode Scanner app by ZXing, or any other barcode scanner app based on the ZXing library. When I used my iOS device to test this, it worked very fine, I didn’t have an Android device around or a friend with one to test it out.
Is it safe to share your Wi-Fi password with this web app?
Yes, according to the developer, this web app will “render the code in your browser, on your machine, so the WiFi stays as secure as it was before.” The developer also invites people to read the web code which can be accessed on Github just to be sure.
Is it safe to share this QR code with my guests?
Well, let us put it this way, It is probably safer to share a QR code with one of your visitors than to share your WiFi password with them.
If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to share them in the comments section below.
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