Are you managing a hotspot? Some of the businesses that are likely to benefit from reduced friction in the Wi-Fi login process include:
As a business, you want to provide Wi-Fi to your patrons. The easiest way for the users, up until now, was to have an unsecured network. This eliminates the need for your patrons to enter a password, but significantly decreases the security of the network. Not only is your network put at greater risk, but so are the users connected to it.
To some businesses, with a quickly revolving set of patrons, such as grocery or department stores, this type of tradeoff has been largely unavoidable. Networks without password protection and with their SSIDs broadcast are the standard. But many other industries have fewer customers, they stay longer. Businesses like these, that don't serve the general public, do not want the risks of allowing access to that public. These businesses must reluctantly secure the network with a password, hide their SSID, make things more difficult for customers and staff.
Even if you aren't a business, secure router passwords are long, complicated, and very hard to remember. This means giving it to a guest in your house is needlessly cumbersome. Again, the alternative is to create simpler, but less secure passwords. This is clearly not a solution as no private individual has guests over often enough to compromise security for convenience.
Thankfully, the days of trading security for convenience are over. With our new Wi-Fi QR code generator, you can store your router's SSID and corresponding password into a QR code. This means that patrons of your business, or guests in your home, can quickly and easily gain access to your Wi-Fi network without the need to compromise security by simplifying or removing passwords.
Securing your network with our Wi-Fi QR code generator brings with it several benefits. These benefits are of special interest to businesses such as those listed above, but even personal users securing their home network will find the tool useful.
The utility of a tool like this cannot be denied and most businesses would likely consider it to be worth a marginal fee. However, our Wi-Fi QR code generator is absolutely free for everyone and will remain so forever.
There are two ways at a tool like this needs to be easy-to-use. First, it needs to be easy for the Wi-Fi network owner to create and share their access QR code. Second, it needs to be easy for patrons and guests to log in to the network with.
The tool wouldn't be very useful if it only ran on a limited number of devices. Thankfully, due to the universal nature of QR codes, anyone with a device that has a camera and the capability to read QR codes can use our generator.
We've told you how easy our Wi-Fi QR code generator is to use. Now we'll show you just how few steps it'll take for you to get your patrons up and running with QR code powered Wi-Fi login.
There are only three steps required to generate a QR code that can be used to log in to your wireless network.
Logging in to the network couldn't be more simple as your QR code is now essentially your Wi-Fi password. All your guests need to do is scan the QR code Wi-Fi password
Some of you may still have questions about what you've read. Because network security is important, we want to make sure that you fully understand all of the topics that we've discussed. This FAQ should clear up any questions you may have.
The exact method of setting your SSID depends on your router's firmware. Your manufacturer should have provided you with instructions on how to login to the router's administration console. Once you have done that, the SSID settings are usually located in the basic wireless settings category.
For home users, especially those who live in rural areas, broadcasting your SSID presents very little risk and makes it easy for new devices to find and connect to your network. As the amount of traffic within range of your router increases, the security threat of broadcasting your SSID does as well. With a hidden SSID, snooping passersby will not know that your network exists and will not be able to try an attack on it.
The most secure password you can create will be at least 12 characters long and use a completely random sequence of uppercase and lowercase letters, number, and special characters. Keep in mind that not all security types allow for special characters in passwords. Because passwords using dictionary words are easy to guess via brute force attacks, and passwords based on personal information are easy to guess by learning about the password's owner, those types of passwords are discouraged.
This again is specific to the router manufacturer. After logging in to your router, the security protocol type is usually found in the section labeled 'wireless security.'
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