February 4, 2023

Having friends is all well and good, until one of the freeloaders decides it’s not enough to eat my food and drink my drinks – they also want access to my Wi-Fi. Now comes the awkward moment when you have to verbally explain the niche reference in your Wi-Fi username and your equally complicated passwords. No, that’s the number 2, not also the word. No, not “two” or “the number two”. You know what, maybe just let me do that for you. It’s almost as hard as explaining what Wi-Fi actually stands for (opens in new tab).

The smartest among us have already dealt with this issue. It’s not unusual to write down a password for people to copy, but the real tech enemies use QR codes. These can be set up to automatically join a network based only on the data in the code, eliminating the need for manual input to be completed.

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