Surely you have already experienced at some point this very common situation of having to tell the password of your WiFi network to a guest you have at home or to 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’ll show you how to create a QR code from your mobile phone that allows others to connect to your WiFi without having to type in the key. 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. Although the route may vary from one brand of phone to another (we have already checked it), we are going to explain how to do it through some of the most common.
For example, from a Google Pixel phone, the steps to follow are as follows:
We access the phone settings. Next, we move on to networks and the Internet. Again, we click on the Internet. There we will see the WiFi networks and we will be connected to one, ours, so we click on the icon of a gear to access the WiFi options. Once inside we will have a button called Share. We press it and the phone asks for the fingerprint. Once we have identified 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 password not to be revealed, we can always take a screenshot of this screen, modify it by deleting the password and viewing the screenshot from now on. At the choice of each user.
If our phone is a Samsung, the route to follow will be as follows:
Let’s go to Settings. We access Wi-Fi. Click on the gear icon when you are connected to our WiFi. Click on QR Code to generate the code. QR code generated from Android
If we find that we have a Xiaomi, a Redmi or a POCO in our hands, the route in MIUI is as follows:
Phone settings. We select Wi-Fi. 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 the 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 will have to go to a website or application that generates these specific codes because it is not about creating a QR for a site Web or with a text, but one that tells the other mobile that what it is 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, it asks us for the SSID (the name of the network, for example, WiFideCasa_24G), on the other hand, the level of encryption, and on the other hand, it asks for 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 usually 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 “Generate” and the web will create a QR code for connecting to our WiFi that we can download and save to our phone. Good to show it off when needed or just to print it on a sticker and stick 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.