How to Share Wi-Fi Password as QR Code on Windows 11

Learn how to generate and share Wi-Fi password as QR code on Windows 11 and allow users to connect to Wi-Fi networks seamlessly

Prajwal Desai
Posted by Prajwal Desai
Share Wi-Fi Password as QR Code

Windows 11 includes a built-in feature that allows users to share Wi-Fi passwords via QR code. On Windows 11, users can go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi and create their own Wi-Fi QR code.

A QR (Quick Response) code is a type of barcode that can be scanned with a smartphone camera. It is more convenient and secure for users to share Wi-Fi passwords when they use a QR code instead of sharing passwords with others in Windows 11.

Once the Wi-Fi QR code has been generated, you can scan it using the camera on your mobile device. This QR code contains the following information about your Wi-Fi network: Network name, password, and the encryption type (WEP, WPA, WPA2, or none).

Also Read: 2 Best Ways to Create a QR Code in Microsoft Edge

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Share Wi-Fi Password as QR Code on Windows 11

To share your Wi-Fi using a QR code on Windows 11:

Step 1: Right-click on the Start menu and go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi.

Share Wi-Fi Password as QR Code on Windows 11
Share Wi-Fi Password as QR Code on Windows 11

Step 2: Click on the Show button next to your Wi-Fi network to generate the QR code.

Share Wi-Fi Password as QR Code on Windows 11
Share Wi-Fi Password as QR Code on Windows 11

Step 3: The Wi-Fi network password and QR code details are generated in a new window. Guests can scan the QR code with their phone or tablet cameras and get connected to the Wi-Fi network.

Generate Wi-Fi QR Code in Windows 11
Generate Wi-Fi QR Code in Windows 11

Scanning the Wi-Fi QR Code

You do not need any third-party apps to scan the Wi-Fi QR code because the built-in camera app on your mobile or tablet can do that. Installing third-party apps for scanning Wi-Fi QR codes can pose a security risk for your device.

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Prajwal Desai is a Microsoft MVP in Intune and SCCM. He writes articles on SCCM, Intune, Windows 365, Windows Server, Windows 11, WordPress and other topics, with the goal of providing people with useful information.
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