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Set Up A QR Code for Your Wi-Fi Password

So you don't have to let guests know what your password is - and make it simple for those you want to - to be able to join your network.


Setting up the custom QR code is a fairly quick and easy process. You can print it off and keep a copy underneath your coffee table book or taped to your fridge so people can scan it whenever they want without bothering you.


To get started, visit a website like qifi.org. Then you’ll need to make sure you’ve got your Wi-Fi details on hand so you can type them in.


QiFi

Once you do have them, select your encryption type from the drop-down menu, which should include options like “WEP,” “WPA/WPA2,” or None. Then enter your Wi-Fi network name in the SSID field and the corresponding password in the Key field.


Once you’re done, click “Generate!” and your QR code should appear at the bottom of the page.


From there, you can save it to your computer, export it, or print it. Put it somewhere that can be easily accessed by those you trust, but not visible to anyone you don’t want accessing your Wi-Fi network.


Both Android devices and iOS users can scan the QR code using the phone’s camera app. Or you can download a third-party QR scanning app like NeoReader QR & Barcode Scanner for Apple and Android.


Once the code is scanned, the device should connect to the network automatically.


If you are concerned about security (we always should be), we recommend using qifi.org or any other QR code generator that runs pure JavaScript.


This means your code is generated in your browser on your machine, and no servers are contacted during the generation process.


QiFi is still secure even if you hit the Save button, as the data is stored in local storage.


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