Connecting to a Wifi network from your phone can sometimes be an interesting process. In between getting the right Wifi username and password details, deciphering them and typing them in correctly, this process can quickly turn into a frustrating experience.
Imagine being able to simply tap your phone to connect to a Wifi network?
Well, now you can. With our range of Wifi NFC tags you can easily program your NFC tags so visitors to your building, office, your home or your home-office can easily connect to your Wifi network with just a tap of their phones. Well, now you can. With our range of Wifi NFC tags you can easily program your NFC tags so visitors to your building, office, your home or your home-office can easily connect to your Wifi network with just a tap of their phones.
Here’s everything you will need to be able to set this up:-
- NFC Tags
- A Smartphone
- Our NFC Easiwayv Tools app (free)
- Your Wifi Network details
Setup time = 5-10 minutes
How to program an NFC Tag to connect to a Wifi Network
The first thing you will need to do is download a copy of our NFC Easiwayv Tools app from the Google Play Store. After you’ve done this you will need the following details:-
- SSID (your Wifi network username)
- Wifi Password
- The type of authentication your Wifi network uses
- The Wifi Encryption type
Getting your Wifi Username
This is usually pretty straight-forward as it is usually on the sticker on the back of your router. It will be named Wireless Network name or SSID or ESSID.
Getting your Wifi Password
This will also usually be on the sticker on the back of your router. If it’s not, look at the documentation you received from your ISP when you signed up.
Most of the time if you’re using an everyday router with no special setup or extra security added your Authentication is going to be WPA/WPA2 Personal.
Rather than go into great detail about how to find the type of encryption your Wifi is using, we suggest going and checking out this article How to check Wifi network encryption type.
When you have gathered all these Wifi details it’s time to ‘write’ them onto your NFC tag. Simple open the NFC Easiwayv Tools app and go to the write tab. Tap +Add Record and you will be given a list of options, choose ‘WiFi Network’ and a screen will enable you to add your network details.
Once you’ve filled out these details click OK and choose your record from the records list and tap on ‘Write Records’. Now tap one NFC label against your phone and you should hear a beep and the word ‘success’ should appear.
That’s it! Your NFC tag is now setup to automatically give people your Wifi details when they tap an NFC enabled phone against your label.