Network and Internet Share Wi-Fi Password with QR Code in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to generate a QR code to easily share a Wi-Fi connection on your Windows 11 PC with other devices.

Wi-Fi is a wireless local area network (WLAN) technology and standard that uses high-frequency radio waves to provide wireless Internet and network connections to your Windows device.

When you connect to a Wi-Fi network for the first time, Windows will automatically add a profile for the Wi-Fi network. The saved profile contains the SSID (network name), security key (password), and connection and security properties used to connect to this specific Wi-Fi network.

Starting with Windows 11 version 24H2, a QR code is now available in Wi-Fi Settings to make it easy to share with others to connect.


Here's How:

1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Network & internet on the left side, and click/tap on Wi-Fi on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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3 Click/tap on Manage known networks on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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4 Click/tap on the known Wi-Fi network (ex: "Brink-Router2") you want a QR code for. (see screenshot below)

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5 Click/tap on the Show button to the right of Wi-Fi network password. (see screenshot below)

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6 Open the Camera app on another device, scan the QR code, and follow any given steps to connect to this Wi-Fi network. (see screenshot below)

You can also use any QR code scanning app.


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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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