In this article, we will learn how to connect to a WiFi network without a password requirement. It often happens when you have to share your home or office’s WiFi password with your friends, coworkers, or relatives who come to your place. You must set up your Home Network in such a way that lets you share the WiFi access without giving them the credentials. Hopefully, there are many ways to do that and don’t require any hardcore technical skills.
NOTE: For this trick, you must have physical access to the WiFi router network you want to connect to.
I know some of you are early adopters (already knows 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.
How To Connect To A Wifi Network Without Password
By using a function, WiFi Protected Setup is also called WPS.
Getting a WiFi password with WPS is very simple, you have to press two buttons, one on your device that you want to connect and the other in your router.
But how can you tell if your WiFi router supports WPS or not?
Check the back of your router and look for a button that says WPS. Press that 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 the WiFi preference option and tap on Advanced. There you’ll find the “WiFi Push Button” tap on that.
Step 3: Tap the “WPS” button on the backside of your Router. Please 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 a sticker or number attached to the backside of your WiFi router.
This is the simplest way to connect 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?
- Connect your home router to a particular device that doesn’t have a 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 every time a new member asks for your password.
- We have our WiFi Connection and our WiFi routers, so we have to enter our WIFI password at first-time connection only, but after a few weeks or months, most people forgot their WiFi Password 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 it difficult to type a highly secured 15-25 digit character combination password.
- The simplest way to connect to the Wifi network.
- Helpful whenever you forgot your password.
- You can set up your pin for the WPS connection if you don’t want anyone to connect easily.
- 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 lazy to go and press the button at the router.
- Anyone can use your WIFI if they have physical access to the router.
- Hackers can easily be hacked even if you have set an eight-digit pin for WPS because hackers can use the BRUTE FORCE algorithm to crack your pin as it consists of only numbers and too eight digits. It’s better to disable whenever you want.
Can this be called hacking?
When we talk about hacking, the first thing that strikes 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 social engineering? If someone can fool you or trick you to get your data or information, won’t that also be called hacking? Yes, it is. Even though they did nothing complicated like the hoodie guy, we assumed. Similarly, if someone can 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.
This is only for educational purposes. I just wanted my readers to be aware of this type of activity but not take advantage of other wifi systems. If you have any problem with the speed of your Wifi network, then you may consider checking the best ways to boost the wifi router and increase the range by checking this article.