Surely you have experienced at some point this common situation of having to tell your WiFi network password to a guest you have in your house, or visitors who are in your office. It’s a moment you can save in a number of ways, like enabling a guest LAN on your router or putting a sticker with the key somewhere visible to “invite” them so they don’t have to tell you. to ask. It even occurs to you to press the WPS button and they connect in an instant.
But today we are going to explain a fourth method to you which is also quite fast. we will show you how to create a qr code from your mobile phone which allows others to connect to your WiFi without having to type in the password. Just scan the code and voila, they’re there. It is a fairly simple process and is done in a few steps.
Create Code from Android Settings
First, we are going to explain how to create a quick QR code so that others can connect to your WiFi from your Android phone, since many models include it natively in their configuration. Even if the path may vary from one phone brand to another
For example, from a Google Pixel phone The steps to follow are:
- We access the Settings of the phone.
- Then we go to Networks and Internet.
- We click again on the Internet.
- There we will see the WiFi networks and we will be connected to one, ours, so we click on the gear icon to access Wi-Fi options.
- Once inside we will have a button called To share.
- We press it and the phone he asks us for the fingerprint.
- Once we identify ourselves, we see that a QR code has been generated in which both the name of our WiFi network and the password appear.
- If we want the key not to be revealed we can always take a screenshot of this screen, modify it by deleting the key and view the screenshot from now on. At the choice of each user.
If our phone is a Samsung, the path to follow will be as follows:
- Go to Settings.
- We access Wireless.
- We click on the gear icon being connected to our WiFi.
- Click on QR Code for the code to be generated.
If we find that we have a Xiaomi, a Redmi or a LITTLE in the hands, the route in MIUI is as follows:
- Settings of the phone.
- We select Wireless.
- Click on the WiFi network to which we are connected and the QR code will appear on the screen.
As we have already said, the route may vary slightly depending on the brand of phone we have in hand, the model and the version of the layer that covers Android. But anyway, the option to create the QR code still appears in the settings of our WiFi network on mobile. And it will of course be necessary to be connected to it, from the inside, to share access.
Create a QR code from a website
If what we prefer is to use a website to do the work of creating this QR code by hand (either because our mobile does not have the possibility, or because we prefer it that way), we can always go to QiFi, which will offer us to create a connection code to our Wi-Fi network. We should go to a website or application that generates these specific codes because it’s not about creating a QR for a website or with text, but rather one that tells the other mobile that what it’s scanning is the name and password of a WiFi network and , therefore, try to connect to said WiFi.
We take it for granted that you know the name of your WiFi and the access code, so we access QiFi and find a form that asks for the same data. On the one hand, he asks us the SSID (the name of the network, for example, WiFideCasa_24G), on the other hand encryption level and on the other asks us The password. We fill in all three fields.
As for the level of encryption, what QiFi does is request it in order to correctly build the connection link to our network. Here we need to indicate the type of encryption used by our network. WPA/WPA2 is commonly used, although if we need to check it we can do it from our mobile, accessing the WiFi settings and there it will indicate the level of encryption.
said and done, click on ‘Generate’ and the web will create a QR code to connect to our WiFi that we can download and save to our phone. Good for showing it off when needed or just printing it on a sticker and sticking it next to the TV, in the hallway or on the fridge. wherever we want We will now be able to show anyone the QR code so that they can read it from their mobile and connect to home WiFi quickly and without having to give anyone the password. Neither friends nor strangers.