What information is stored in a WiFi QR Code?
Your QR Code reader will be able to scan and identify the WiFi QR Code if they’re configured correctly in no particular order; WIFI:T:WPA;S:MyNetworkName;P:ThisIsMyPassword;;
Authentication type; can be WEP or WPA, or leave empty for no password.
Network SSID. Required.
Password, ignored if T is left blank.
Optional. True if the network SSID is hidden.
How do I join a WiFi network with a QR Code?
To test your newly-created Code or if you’ve encountered one, all you have to do is open the camera app on your smartphone and hold it over the Code. A notification should pop up prompting you to connect to the wireless network. If this didn’t work, check your settings and make sure that the QR Code scanning feature is enabled. Still not working? Then all you have to do is download a third-party QR Code scanner from your smartphone’s app store.
What are the benefits of sharing my WiFi with a QR Code?
Friends and family
When friends and family come and visit, it’s difficult to walk each person through the settings of your WiFi. First, you have to tell them to select your network from a list, say the password out loud, and make sure that they’re connected in a single try (which, for some reason, rarely happens). With a WiFi QR Code, you can simply show the Code and have them scan it to connect to the network.
Airbnbs or rentals
If you’re running an Airbnb or any rental property, it’s a good idea to use a WiFi QR Code to share the network. Your guests can simply scan the QR Code to connect to the network without having to type a password. This way, it’ll enhance their stay and experience and will definitely leave a lasting impression.
Restaurants or cafes
Let’s face it, most customers will ask for the WiFi password at your restaurant or cafe. But wouldn’t it be better if it’s just displayed as a QR Code on their tables, the wall, or even on receipts? That way your customers can just scan and connect without having to ask for the WiFi password every single time.
Government offices and WiFi do not usually exist in the same sentence, so let’s change that. The lines at these offices (we’re looking at you, DMV) are usually extremely long. Why not soften the blow by letting people connect to your WiFi so they can browse the internet while waiting? With our WiFi QR Code, you can easily share your WiFi network on your waiting number ticket.
Hospitals or clinics
Waiting at the hospital or clinic can be stressful. The internet can be a wonderful way to keep your patients and their families distracted, especially when you’re overrun and understaffed. By using a WiFi QR Code, you can easily share the WiFi network and have them scan it in the waiting room without them bothering any staff member.
Cities (tourism offices, public parks, meeting spots)
As a city, adding WiFi in public places makes it more inviting for tourists and locals to visit and hang out. They can easily connect to check for navigation, browse places of interest and post photos of your beautiful attractions on social media. Add WiFi QR Codes on signs, lamp posts, even on benches where people would most likely sit and relax so they can easily connect to the internet to browse for more things to see or visit in your city.