How to share Wi-Fi without giving out your password

Keeping your important data secure can be difficult, especially when cybercriminals keep sneaking in to steal us. So you really need to be careful with your password. If a criminal gets hold of your credit, they can do whatever they want with your account. Tap or click here to learn how to create a strong password.

Many of us are concerned about it when it comes to assigning Wi-Fi passwords to guests in our homes. It’s not that you don’t trust Grandma. All you fear is that handing over your network password to someone may result in disaster later.

There has to be a better way. Don’t worry, there is. Keep reading for a safe way to let guests use your Wi-Fi network without all the usual risks.

QR code to the rescue

You can post a QR code around your house, so your guests (and you) can scan it with their phones. This is a secure shortcut that hides your password. When you need it, you just scan the QR code instead of typing in your password.

If you think you don’t know what a QR code is, so do you. (See photo above.) It’s the weird looking box filled with little boxes you might have seen people scanning for discounts at the supermarket.

They became super popular during the pandemic at places like restaurants so you can see contactless menus. Tap or click here to learn how to scan a QR code without downloading the app.

QR codes are super easy to use and this great site lets you create them for free. is an online QR code generator for Wi-Fi access that works with Apple and Android gadgets.

You will need three pieces of information to use the site, which you can obtain from your Internet provider. Or follow these instructions:

First, look on the back of your modem for “SSID”. It may be shown as something like “Wi-Fi network name (SSID)”. It will be about a dozen digits and letters; Type them in on QIFI’s code generator page where it says SSID.

Second, choose your secure network type; The site is on WPA/WPA2 by default, but you can have WEP. If you don’t know, ask your Internet provider.

Third, type your router’s security key password. You can find the default password on the back of your router or in its manual. Don’t have a user manual anymore? No worries. Tap or click here to view thousands of free manuals online.

Finally, click on the generate button! And all. Now you have your very own QR code. Take a print out of it and put it around the house. Next time you hear, “What is a Wi-Fi password?” Just shout back, “Scan it.”

To get your free QR code, click on the link inside the yellow box below. If you are reading this article using the app, you may not see the yellow box, in which case you may click here.

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