We often find ourselves in a situation where we have to share the credentials of our Wi-Fi network with other people. Generally, the owner of the Wi-Fi router has to give out the password, which others then type into their computer. Typing a password is always a tedious ordeal. A much more efficient way to give out your Wi-Fi password is to turn it into a printable QR code that anyone can just scan on their devices and use to connect with your Wi-Fi. In this article, we will see how you can create a Printable Wi-Fi Login & Password QR Code.
For this tutorial, we will be using two free online tools namely WiFi Card and QiFi. They both work largely in the same manner and involve similar steps. Let us see how you can go about it.
How to create a Wi-Fi Password QR code using WiFi Card
WiFi Card is a free online tool that allows you to create a printable QR code for your Wi-Fi password within a few minutes.
- Open your web browser and visit WiFi Card’s official website
- In the WiFi login prompt, you will have the space to enter your router’s name and password
- Once you’ve filled in those fields, you’ll find a unique QR code that corresponds to your router and its password
- Scrolling down a bit gives you a few more options like rotating the code, hiding the password while taking out its print, etc.
You also have the option to select the encryption type for your router. The default selection is WPA/WPA2/WPA3. With tools like WiFi Card, people often have privacy concerns, but they are all taken care of here. No information that you feed here about your Wi-Fi router is stored on its servers. There is no tracking or fingerprinting of any kind involved in its usage.
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Create a Wi-Fi Password QR code using QiFi
The second way by which you can create a printable QR code for your Wi-Fi password is via QiFi. The process, as already mentioned, is largely the same.
- Open QiFi.org on your browser
- Enter your Wi-Fi network’s SSID (Service Set Identifier, which is the name of your Wi-Fi network)
- Select the suitable Encryption and enter the network’s private key
Once you have successfully entered all the needed data, click on Generate. Within seconds, a custom QR code that has your Wi-Fi’s SSID and password incorporated in it will appear. You then have the option to save it in HTML5 localStorage, export it in the form of a picture or print it out. Clicking on Print will open the Print page window with your SSID and Passphrase. If you want, you can choose to not display the password.
After you print out this QR code, you can paste it somewhere where it is easy for people to see and scan, it or carry it around with you.
We hope that you find this helpful.
How do I print a QR code for my Wi-Fi?
If you want to simplify the way that action control users log into devices, you can use their credentials (username and password) to devise a unique barcode or QR code for each of them. You can create 2D barcodes using MS Excel that can then be used by users to log into the application. You can create a QR code using Excel by clicking on “Insert > My Add-ins.” Select QR4Office and click “Insert.”
How long do QR codes last?
A common misconception about QR codes relates to their duration and validity. Some users believe that QR codes do not last forever, and have an expiry date. The most common kind of QR codes, static QR codes are often generated using a QR code generator and thus do not have an expiration date. There are several tools like WiFi Card, QiFi, QRTiger, etc. that can help you create as many free QR codes as you want. The case might not be the same for slightly advanced, editable QR codes. They often require users to pay for a subscription service and remain active only so long as the subscription is continued.