Guest Pass for iOS 7 Allows Access to Your Wi-Fi Network Without Revealing the Password

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The Guest Pass app page sums it up: "Do you share passwords with people to join your Wi-Fi network on a regular basis? Guest Pass makes this easy. Just fill out the simple questions in Guest Pass and e-mail the resulting Guest Pass without ever leaving the app. Users receive an attachment that they tap [iOS] or click [OS X], and the next time they are near your network, their iPhone, iPad, or Mac will automatically connect. You can also set expiration dates so the settings will be deleted [from] the device on the expiration date." The way it works is that a special, encrypted configuration file is sent to the recipient who must be using iOS 5 or later or OS X 10.7 or later. The recipient will never see your network password.  You can set an expiration date, but if you want to provide  semi-permanent access, you set set an expiration in the far distant future. Using  Guest Pass provides finer control over who and how long access is allowed than the "Enable Guest Network" found in the Apple AirPort Utility.

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Comments

vpndev

Note: it costs $2.99 - not free.

furbies

Correction:
“using iOS 5 or later or iOS 10.7”
maybe should read
“using iOS 5 or later or Mac OS 10.7” ?

John Martellaro

furbies:  Thanks!  I fixed it.

Macfox

Good idea, but not free. Something that should be build in to IOS. (Other than a guest network; I like to expiration feature).

Macfox

Update: It was free a few weeks ago. I’ve added it to my App Shopper for the next time it becomes free again.

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