Jun 26, 2012
Sure, for many people, connecting to a wifi hotspot isn’t that difficult, but what about those networks that are protected with WPA2, with a network key that is some crazy amalgamation of characters? If only there was a better way! Well, for multiple Android device owners, there’s a userfuul app called Swift Wifi that can help. On one hand, it’s a 1×1 widget that offers 1-tap wifi connectivity from a user’s launcher. It makes it easy to switch wifi networks, or connect to new ones. But, the app also has the ability to generate a QR code that allows another device to connect to the current wifi network by scanning the code.
It’s just text formatted in a way that includes the SSID and network key, but it is a convenient option for sharing network access, possibly with a visitor without necessarily sharing one’s key directly. Rooted devices generate the key instantaneously once they get Superuser access; non-rooted users just need to put in the password manually on their device ot generate the code. It’s not the most secure method, but convenience often comes at the price of security. Swift Wifi is a free download from Google Play, with a donation version available, though it does not come with any new features, it’s just to support the developer.