QR Codes

Connectify Hotspot 2020 has an awesome new feature: QR Codes.  A QR Code (short for "Quick Response") is a kind of bar code that you can scan to open a URL on a phone or computer.  

Connectify Hotspot 2020 now has a QR tab next to clients which shows a QR Code which, when scanned by a phone, lets the phone join your Wi-Fi hotspot without having to find the SSID in the list of Wi-Fi hotspots and then type a password. Just scan and click!

For example here is a screenshot of the QR Code for a hotspot name "Connectify-hotspot".  Go ahead and use your phone's camera app, and point it at the screen here.  In a second or two it should ask if you want to join the hotspot.  Of course, there's probably no hotspot named "Connectify-hotspot" near you, so it won't be able to connect:

Under the QR code, there is a link for "Save as...", which will let you save the QR code as .PNG file.  You can then print the image to post it, or include it on a flyer, or lock screen, or however you want to share it with your friends and co-workers. 

How to scan a QR Code:

iPhone or iPad, with iOS 11+

  1. Open the Camera app 
  2. Hold your device steady so that the QR code appears in the picture in the Camera app. The app will draw a box around the QR code when it recognizes it, and a notification offering to join the hotspot will pop up at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap the notification to join the hotspot!

Android 10+

  1. Open the Camera app 
  2. Hold your device steady so that the QR code appears in the picture in the Camera app. The app will draw a box around the QR code when it recognizes it, and a notification offering to join the hotspot will appear at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap the notification to join the hotspot!

Windows

Windows does not natively support QR Codes.  However, you can install a free app like WiFi QR Code Scanner from the Microsoft Store to add support.

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