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This article was published on July 20, 2020

How to turn your home Wi-Fi password into a QR code for easy sharing

How to turn your home Wi-Fi password into a QR code for easy sharing
Ivan Mehta
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Ivan Mehta

Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."

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If your friends come over to your house, you might need to tell them your WiFi password. And if it’s a complex password, you would need to type it in for them.

It becomes annoying and cumbersome if there are more than a couple of friends at your house. But you can speed up the whole process by using a QR Code, which your friends can scan to connect to your network.

Here’s how you can do it:

  • Go to qifi.org on your desktop browser
  • Enter your WiFi connections SSID, encryption type, and password
  • Generate the QR code and print it to stick it your fridge
generating QR code for your home WiFi connection

You can use other tools such as ZXing’s QR code generator or QR4’s generator for the same task. Now you don’t need to type in the password for all your friends, one at a time.

If you don’t want to use any websites, you can use Siri Shortcuts from your iPhone or iPad to generate a code. And if you’re using a phone with Android 10, you can follow this guide to create a QR code right from your device’s settings.

While you’re at it, you can check out our nifty guide to QR code scanning on your iPhone. If you own an Android phone, you can read Android Police’s article on safe QR code scanning.

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