If you often have friends, coworker or relatives coming over your place and asking for your WiFi, then you should set up your Home Network in a such a way, which let you share your WiFi without giving away your password. And thankfully, there are couple ways to do that, let’s check them, how out to connect wifi without any password.

NOTE: For this trick, you must have physical access to the WiFi router network which you wants to connect to.

I know some of you are early adopters (already know about this trick) because we are geeks. We know more about tech than the average joe. But, the average consumer doesn’t know about WPS. This article is for them.

By using a function WiFi Protected Setup also called as WPS.

Getting WiFi password with WPS is as simple as ABC, you just have to press two buttons one in your router and the other one in the device in which you want to connect to.

But how can you tell if your WiFi router supports WPS or not?

Simply check the back of your router and look for a button that says WPS. Press that WPS button.

WPS button  

Just Follow the below few steps to get connected:

Step 1: First locate the WPS button on your wifi router. Almost all the Router, WPS Button exists on the backside.

Step 2:  Now on your mobile Go to Setting > Network and Internet WiFi. look for WiFi preference option and tap on Advance, there you’ll find “WiFi Push Button” tap on that.

  

Step 3: Tap the “WPS” button on the backside of your Router. Wait for a few seconds until it gets connected automatically to the network.

Some routers like TP-link can also ask for a pin for additional security to get connected. You can look for sticker or number attached to the back side of your WiFi router.

This is the simplest way to get connected to the WIFI network without exchanging any password if you have physical access to the Router. That’s It!!

But why did they introduce the WPS system

  • To connect your home router to a certain device that doesn’t have display interface, like your Printers, Scanners, WiFi repeaters, and some IOT (internet of things) devices.
  • To deal with the inconvenience of giving out your complex password to each and every time a new member asks for your password.
  • We have our own WiFi Connection and our own WiFi routers so we just have to enter our WIFI password at first-time connection only, but after a few weeks or months majority of people forgot their WiFi Password then this WPS comes into handy.
  • When you don’t want to reveal your wifi passwords to others but at the same time, you want them to connect to your network.
  • When you find difficult to type or difficult to say your highly secure 15-25 digit character combination password to others.

Pros

  • The simplest way for connecting to Wifi network.
  • Helpful whenever you forgot your password.
  • You can set up your own pin for WPS connection if you don’t want anyone to connect easily.

Cons 

  • Works only when both devices support WPS. Most of the Android and PC support WPS but Apple devices like MacBook and iPhone doesn’t.
  • we are so lethargic to go and press the button at the router.
  • Anyone can use your WIFI if they have physical access to the router.
  • Can be easily hacked by hackers even if you have set 8 digit pin for WPS because hackers can use BRUTE FORCE algorithm to crack your pin as it consists of only numbers and that too 8 digits. It’s better to disable whenever you want.

Can this be called hacking?

Hmm, When we talk about hacking, the first thing that strikes in our mind is some random teenager guy in a black hoodie writing codes in his terminal, probably hacking the Bank accounts or some secured company information. Right?

But is this the only hacking?

What about the social engineering? If someone can fool you or trick you to get your personal data or information, won’t that also be called as hacking? Yes, it is. Even though they did nothing complicated like the hoodie guy we assumed. Similarly, if someone can simply come into your house and press a button at the back of your router to gain access to your WIFI network, that should also be considered as hacking. It’s somewhat different but ultimately the job is getting done.

Disclaimer: This is only for Educational Purpose. I justed wanted my readers to be aware of this type of activity but not to take advantage of others wifi system.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I had major issues doing this with my WiFi from DLink, it did never work. Also with my printer it never worked. I wonder if there are different standards out there

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