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When your friends come to your home, you may need to tell them your WiFi password. And if it is a complex password, you have to enter it for them.
It gets annoying and awkward when there are more than a few friends in your house. However, you can speed up the whole process by using a QR code that your friends can scan to connect to your network.
That’s how it’s done:
- Go to qifi.com in your desktop browser
- Enter the SSID, encryption type and password of your WLAN connection
- Generate and print the QR code to stick in your fridge
You can use other tools like ZXing’s QR code generator or QR4 generator for the same task. Now you no longer have to enter the password for all your friends individually.
If you don’t want to use websites, you can use Siri Shortcuts from your iPhone or iPad to generate a code. If you are using an Android 10 phone, you can follow this guide to create a QR code directly from your device’s settings.
While you’re at it, you can read our handy guide to scanning QR codes on your iPhone. If you have an Android phone, you can read Android Police’s article on how to scan QR codes securely.
Phew, hey you!
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