Are your friends constantly bugging you for your Wi-Fi password? Or do you run a big business and need to access the internet via your mobile device? It’s understandable that you don’t want to give your Wi-Fi password out to all and sundry but there is an easy way around this.
The answer is a QR code. Just about every tablet or smartphone has a QR code scanner on it or access to one and you can now generate a QR code that contains your Wi-Fi password, without revealing what. All you do is print it and give it to anyone who needs access to your Wi-Fi network so they can scan and go!
What is a QR Code?
QR codes are 2D barcodes that hold information. The data is stored in data pixels or QR code modules which are thin black and white lines, although you can have color ones too.
The most important thing to remember is that the contrast between the colors must be sufficient and with no negativity or blurring, otherwise, the QR code just won’t work.
How to Generate a QR Code:
To generate a QR code for your Wi-F, you will need the following information to hand:
- SSID – the public name assigned to your network
- SSIS password
- Type of network
Choose a QR code generator app and input the above information into the relevant fields. Name your code and click Generate.
All you do then is print the code and hand it to your visitors when they need access to your internet.
You can also go large and print on T-shirts or a poster, using one of these sites:
Have a go, see how you get on and let us know if you run into any trouble. Follow us on Facebook for more tips like this.