Many are the time we receive friends over and they happen to borrow your internet. This the trickiest part as you are always very sensitive in revealing your password. However you don’t want to disappoint and there you give the big secret password. This might happen often and you find yourself sharing the password to different people or repeated.
This becomes sometimes annoying but we have different plans where you can set up your WIFI not to require password.
Since technology has become part of us, you sometime visit restaurants and automatically your phone connects to the WIFI. Taking that as an example many people and public joints have also adopted to the new technology. The WIFI setting are made to work on all smart devices around. You don’t have to ask for password to be connected. Before this era, most of this place just write password notices on the walls for people connect as a bonus service to whatever they are selling.
We can now do the same for our home WIFI. The setup is very easy and not just one method but several. We can see each method the pro and the cons to see what suits you best.
Ways to connect WIFI without giving your password
Here we have the most convenient ways one can follow to achieve the setup.
1. Connecting directly with WPS
To help curb the issue of giving away your password. All WIFI devices has a unique feature namely WPS. Meaning WIFI protected setup and was officially launched around 2007. It was established to help your router connect automatically to your home devices like printers and IOT. Android devices and computer have been designed to connect to WPS.
You only need to press a button on the router plus another on the device you are setting up.
- Go to the setting of your device.
- Select the network and internet.
- Now go to the WIFI
- After this get to the WIFI preference option and select the advance button.
- Select the WIFI button.
When you are done on your router press the WPS button. All the devices will connect automatically.
Easy to set as you need to press button.
2. Use of router guest mode
Guest mode is when you set your WIFI with certain limitation. Like when you set guest mode particularly at the seating room. The WIFI will only be available in this part, when your visitors go to other part of the house they cannot connect again to the WIFI. All WIFI devices have a guest mode settings.
How to set guest mode
- On your router admin page select router IP address. This is 192.168.1.1, then login to your network setting.
- Now select the guest network and fill in the network name (SSID).
- Select a simple password then save.
You don’t need to show the actual password. Guest will use the mini passwords as you keep the strong password.
The methods is very insecure as it can reveal the password easily.
3. Create WIFI hotspot from your device
You can use the windows to hotspot WIFI and can also do the same on your mobile device. You can share WIFI from a WIFI hot spot and no password is needed to setup the device.
Easy to share
Only works for few hours.