Sharing your Wi-Fi this Christmas

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By Charlotte Parker , Steve Thomson 22 Dec 2017
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Christmas is a time for family and sharing – but you know one of the first questions that visitors are going to ask is “what’s your Wi-Fi password?”.

Here’s how to get your guests connected without giving them access to everything else that’s on your network.

Guest networks

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A simple and super-effective way to get your guests hooked up to Wi-Fi is setting up a guest network. It’s a safe and easy way to share your Wi-Fi, without letting them into the rest of your network. Most modern routers will have this option.

There are different ways to get set-up, depending on what type of router you have. Find yours in the list, and follow the link for step-by-step instructions.

 

QR codes

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‘QR codes’ are like barcodes, because they contain useful information. They’re also easy to use, making them a great and simple solution to transferring information.

Once you’ve got a guest network, you can make sharing even easier by creating a QR code. Using this code generator, all you need to do is type in your guest Wi-Fi details and you’ll get a QR code that you can print out and put near your router.

Guests using an Android device can simply scan the code and click ‘Connect’, and they’ll be connected to the Wi-Fi automatically.

iPhone users will get a message on their screen with the username and password. They just need to head over to their Wi-Fi settings to pop them in, and they’ll be connected too.

 

Hopefully that's your Christmas Wi-Fi woes sorted. If not, an expert from Team Knowhow will be happy to help.

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