It was something right out of a sitcom: each guest at the weekend party asking the host, one right after another, for the wi-fi password, then heading into the office to squint at the router and bemoan the lost eyesight of our youth. But I just learned a completely different solution to this problem, and no, it’s not to make a poster of the password. It’s something more useful and more universal for the next new place you go.
It turns out that if someone else in the room already has the wi-fi password,and and iPhone or iPad, they can share it with you with one click. This is what popped up on a recent trip:
I did as suggested and the other phone presented an OK button and I’m in.
And/or you can do as my last host did, and purposely make a “Who’s on first?” password, such as “we don’t have a password.” I’ll leave it to you to imagine the conversation, or better, yet, try this at home!