Although in Spain we increasingly have better access to data rates with dozens of gigabytes or even unlimited, Wi-Fi continues to be a very useful connection when we are at home, allowing us to enjoy a connection without limitations, whether in our rate of data or on the mobile battery.
For many people it is still common to connect to the Wi-Fi of their relatives, consulting the password as soon as they arrive home. Android increasingly has better tools that make sharing a Wi-Fi network more secure than ever. And why is that?
Share your Wi-Fi network by Nearby Sharing
From Android 10 we have the possibility of sharing our Wi-Fi network by a QR code (a feature that was layered like MIUI or EMUI long before) a tool that, although extremely useful, does not mean that Android cannot yet offer forms more comfortable to share your home Wi-Fi.
As discussed in XDA Developers, the Android source code has revealed what would be a new way to share your Wi-Fi. The AOSP comment suggests that the share button your network can send the necessary data for the connection throughNearby Sharing, the official Android alternative to the Apple Airdrop.
In the case of arriving, for a user to be able to share their Wi-Fi they would need to be updated to Android 12, but for the receiver of the Wi-Fi network they would only need to have a mobile compatible with Nearby Sharing.
Google’s alternative to the Apple Airdrop, Nearby Sharing, is hereGoogle has started to activate the Nearby Sharing function on some mobiles, Google’s alternative to Apple’s Airdrop, which will allow you to send files.
However Why do tools like this allow you to have a more secure network? The principle is very basic, and it is that if in the end sharing your Wi-Fi network does not even require that you have to remember the password, you can put passwords much more complex and difficult to guess. In the end, making the network more secure is something that ultimately depends on you, and if the password you have is 12345678 these tools will not make your network more inaccessible to third parties.
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