We’ve all been in the position where you need to let someone onto your own Wi-Fi network, but you need to give them your password so they can enter it into their smartphone, tablet, or computer. It’s a pain, and if you’re password is a complex one, the whole process is just something you would rather avoid.

A new web app called QuickWiFi allows you to set up a profile and a customizable URL that will allow other users to install a profile on their iOS device that will grant them access to your Wi-Fi network. You don’t need to manually enter anything, and it means that the user will never actually see your password.

It’s quick and easy, not to mention secure — assuming you’re happy to hand your login details over to the web app.

To get the ball rolling, you’ll want to head on over to the QuickWiFi web site and fill in your network details. Once the profile has been created, it can be edited to set up a more personal URL and you can even use CSS to change the way the landing page looks. This would be perfect if you were holding a party, or perhaps a conference.

When a user reaches the landing page they can then install the Wi-Fi profile and they’re set. Instant access to a password-protected Wi-Fi network with the minimum of fuss.

The developer and designer behind this web app, Jeff Broderick, is also responsible for the beautiful iOS Settings shortcuts we detailed weeks ago.

[iPhoneInCanada]

  • Kok Hean

    Pretty cool, I can create a profile, copy and print the link, and paste it on the router :p

  • Anonymous

    Cool; I can see this being very useful!

  • Anonymous

    Funny enough I was just looking at this last night from Jeff Broderick 😛

  • Anonymous

    There is a false sense of security here, as they can potentially retrieve it back from their wifi settings. It should only be considered for the convenience, but what if they are at your house and can’t access the data because they have no signal? Happens all the time for my guests, as that is how they realize they need my wifi. I just use a dedicated router for this purpose which I just turn on when they want wifi, so that I don’t have to give out my main wifi creds.

  • O. Bakerman

    MAC address filtering here… so accessing my WiFi is always a two-step process anyway.
    Nice webapp though.

  • Nice idea …but I can just turn on a guest network on my router which I can preset with limitations on it ..and it’s all done on my iPhone I don’t even need to get of the settee to do it..

    • Advanced users can do stuff like this. But what’s to stop your neighbors from stealing your internet?

      This is meant to make life easier for those who already share their credentials. Now you don’t have to worry about how long the password is. Just send them to a easy link and it will do all the work for you.

      • My network is passworded…my guest network is passworded and with limitations on it as well

  • profile was created and installed on my iphone. but it didnt work, why?