New app from Netgear lets you connect mobile devices to WiFi via QR codes

Netgear’s latest mobile app makes connecting mobile devices to your home network easier than ever.

Tired of having to recite your painfully-long (but highly-secure) network password every time a friend wants to get on your WiFi? If you happen to have a Netgear router, you’ll never have to rely on your faulty memory again. With its new EZ Connect technology, all you need to do is scan a QR code with your mobile device, and voila, you’re connected. 

Of course, you’ll have to download a companion app first to make all this possible. Snag the Netgear Genie here. Once it’s all set up, you can even create a guest network for visitors to log onto just by scanning, so there’s no need to write down your network name and password on a sticky note anymore.

Sure, it’s not the most groundbreaking technology, but it’s definitely a cool idea that makes life just a bit easier.