With one of the next updates, Windows 11 will offer a simple way to share the Wi-Fi network connection code by displaying a QR Code. A very practical function already in place in Android.
With Windows, it is already possible to share access to the Wi-Fi network used by the computer with relatives or guests. This saves them from having to turn over the Internet box to read the password, often an extended one, to connect their device. However, the current method is still a little rustic since Windows simply displays said password. You must then enter it by hand on the device to be connected (with all the risks of entry errors that this entails) or copy it to the clipboard then send it to those who wish to connect by n any means (email, messaging, etc.). None more practical nor faster…
To facilitate the operation, Windows 11 will soon be inspired by a function included in Android (read our article) for a long time: the generation of a QR Code giving access to the Wi-Fi network. All you will then need to do is scan this QR Code using a smartphone for example to immediately take advantage of the network connection without having to enter anything by hand. Build 25977 of the Insider version intended for developers (under development) available on the Canary channel indeed integrates a new option nestled in the Windows settings to generate a QR Code including the name of the network (SSID) as well as the key encryption associated with it. This type of QR Code is often found in public spaces such as hotels or restaurants. This new sharing mode does not, however, prevent the display of the Wi-Fi network password, which you can continue to send to your guests if they wish to connect with a computer.
Do not look for this new function in the current version of Windows 11: it is currently only in the Insider version of the system (read our article to find out how to access the Insider versions of Windows) and should therefore appear in the coming weeks. during one of the Windows updates. So be patient.