What's your Wifi's name?

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If you live in a big city or even work in one, you've probably seen some interesting wifi names in your time when you connect.

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Tell me the funniest ones you've seen!

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Martin Router King

[EDIT June 2019] Currently is "HouseLANnister"


This is my phone tethering's name, I have a 4G box using my phone's data plan, called Martin Router King Jr.

I have the family at home.


Pretty fly for a wifi is such a classic. I haven’t seen Nacho wifi in my building but I like it :)


This reminds me of continues running joke in Big Bang Theory.

Wi-Fi Passwords


All passwords are courtesy of sheldon cooper


Haha 😂 love it

Can wifi names even be that long in the real world?


oh yes, i have seen it. one particular was


I guess they wanted to let every one know, to whom this wifi belongs to 😂😂

Another example is with mobile devices hotpots.People don't bother to change it and you get something gibberish like,


Logging in on a train once I saw EVERYONE on their laptops tethering to their phones. All had some variation of ‘firstnames iPhone’ in the list of available public connections

That's why I gave my phone the name "☎️". It's quick to spot in a big list of networks.

When I'm travelling on the train, I'll occasionally hear a whispered conversation about my phone's hotspot name: No gods, no masters. :P

Now that's brilliant. Might need to update my router with some emoji... Imagine looking at WiFi networks nearby and seeing:

Google Starbucks


Haha must be fun giving that out when friends come over :D


Luckily it isn't my own just one I have seen! May have to change it now though... 😂


Saw this joke somewhere.
Guy walks into a bar sits down and asks the bartender for the WiFi password.
Bartenders says “you have to buy a drink first.”
Guy is a bit flustered but buys a jack and coke.
Guy says “ok now what’s the WiFi password”
Bartender: “youhavetobuyadrinkfirst all one word all lowercase”


Not mine but a friend of a friends had their wifi named "Olive Garden". They wanted to confuse their neighbors into thinking there was an Olive Garden nearby 😂

I also appreciate an unknown neighbor who's named theirs "NotYourWifi". Helps narrow down the options :P


Currently my home has two named networks. Confidence and Paranoia.

Confidence is the newer 5GHz one, Paranoia sticks around for older devices.

My first WiFi networks with a name was something like "Surveillance Van 4".


Omg, I almost spit out my coffee on "Surveillance Van 4", brilliant!


Yesterday, it was "H4ck me if you can"; this morning it is "Challenge accepted" :o


Used these all in the past, pretty classic. Didn't make them up.

  • Pretty Fly for A Wifi
  • The Promised LAN
  • Drop It like it Hotspot
  • House LANister
  • The Ping of the North
  • Dunder MiffLAN

a play on skyNET using my last name - romanoNET.


My girlfriend loves Lord of the Rings. So our WiFi name is Routers of Rohan and the password is a twist on Gandalf's line when Balrog wants to cross the bridge :)


Mine is Our Wifi. So if I have a guest and tell them, "Just connect to Our Wifi," there is always that moment where the start asking what it's called, just before they get it.


for that same reason I often set my password to "password: 1111", the people only type "1111" until they eventually get it


Gebze Emniyet Müdürlüğü in Turkish.

In English, "Gebze Police Department". My neighbors don't want to connect my wifi.


After reading an eye-opening article that randomly popped up in my Google Discover feed, I've changed my 5 and 2.4 GHz networks to "💩" and "🐖" respectively. Very easy to find in the list and also is displayed as a set of symbols for old hardware / OS users as a bonus!


The only article I remember reading about that stuff was that video on "hacking" HTML interfaces for WiFi network selection by naming your network <script>alert('foo');, etc.


After 5 years, time to get some use out of this list

  • FBI Surveillance Van
  • Pretty Fly for a Wifi
  • Abraham Linksys
  • Get off my WLAN
  • WutangLAN
  • Hide Yo Kids Hide Yo Wifi
  • Drop it like it's hotspot
  • It Hertz When IP
  • The Promised LAN
  • The LAN before time
  • Friendly Neighborhood SpiderLAN
  • Skynet Global Defense Network
  • Loading...
  • Series of Tubes
  • RCMP Surveillance Horse
  • Go Go Gadget Internet
  • Such Wireless Very LAN So Wifi
  • Ermahgerd Hertspert

I’m impressed some of those have stood the test of time!

Pretty fly for a wifi seems to be a classic for all time.


Currently: Cthulhu fntagn

When we first moved into our street, there was a dog that kept barking. So I called our WiFi was called: The yap yap dog makes me sad.

nothing like pasag WiFi names ;)


Did the dog owner quiet down the dog? That would ruin the passive aggressive name though ...


In the end the dog owner moved away... it (the wifi name not the dog) did cause amusement in the street for a while. 😂


The Wifi in my university is Wireless PKU, and I could not help but bursting into laughter when one day I saw a Wifi called Wifeless THU.


The two universities are the top 2 universities in China, and they are very close. However, THU has a much higher male:female ratio than PKU.


Oooooh I had to read that back a second time to catch the joke. Love it 🤣


All my home infra is named after "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series, so I have two:

  • "Infinite Improbability Drive" (2.4)
  • "Bowl of Petunias" (5)

My hosts also have related names (my web server is "Marvin.")


Haha I love the web server named Marvin. Does he behave like a Marvin?


He's generally a little more social than his namesake. 😂

I got a Ubiquiti router last year that's named "Thursday" - that way I can finally get the hang of a Thursday!


Sure optimistic for seeing past and (possible) future. But I think it as node/orb to connect other nodes :)


lol I set someone else's up with that name. The other one is Khazad-dum.


2.4ghz network is Galaxy News Radio 📻 (fun game: find all the devices that don't recognize emoji unicode)

5ghz network is Radio New Vegas

Passwords for both are similarly themed. I may have a favorite video game series haha


Also, the way I got around needing to explain it to guests was to print a QR code that will actually set it, password included, in your device's settings when scanned.


My home router is using HEIMDAL for wifi name, while my cellphones uses SÄPO (Swedish security service) and FBI when I share the net, I think that my 4g modem is called LOLERSKATES or something, but can't really remember....

Very very professional names!


Mine's called Cat-Fi. Since most of my family are cat lovers, nobody asks which network to connect to. I need to set a new password though because nobody knows what camel-case means and it always ends up with me spelling or even entering the password on their devices.


Oh man... that sounds painful, but a very enthusiastic two thumbs up for cat-fi



“Hey you kids, get off my LAN” and “The LAN before time”


Wow, the LAN before time. That’s a blast from the past


.Trojan Virus Wifi
.Buy one Drink (That's for a bar a visited lately)
.Wifi Scammer


Haha the ‘buy one drink’ one makes me think of ‘no free wifi talk to each other’ one I saw recently


My wi-fi at home is “Werewolf Cheeseburgers.” One funny name I remember seeing is “Install Virus.exe”


‘Werewolf cheeseburgers’ sounds like a great band name ... so does ‘install virus exe’ come to think of it


Yeah, they both would be fun. I could see a band named Werewolf Cheeseburgers having great t-shirts.

Sounds like a plan! If only I had any kind of musical ability

Haha. I can play drums. If only I had more time. :)


Damn, I'm feeling super lame with my own personal KittyCity now... 😸

So none that I can think of are any more awesome than what's already been shared, but two that are nearby my place right now: Shrute_Farms and ISeeYou.

Oh, router humor... it seems you've tapped into something pretty universal here! 😀


I’ve been impressed at how many responses have come in in such a short time from all over.

Definitely a universal way to entertain yourself :)


think emoji | orange | two hands and a pleased face emoji (that's my hotspot's name)


How do you describe that one to friends who ask for it?

Must be easy to spot in the list though!


In college, I set mine to FBI Surveillance Network just to freak people out. I doubt it did though.


Unfortunately, no. It's named after two of my cats "SaraAndBaby" and the password is related to my Third Cat Chief

Pictured (From Front to Back): Sara, Chief, & Baby Kitty


Mine's currently the default because I've been too lazy.

@jess 's is HOOLI


You’ve got plenty of suggestions in this thread! Let us know if you change it to something fun :)


Tirith and Osgaliath.

Guess which one is 802.11ac 5GHz and which one is the older 802.11n 2.4GHz?


After reading all the comments on this I feel so unoriginal just making mine my domain name timcole.me lol


I have made my WiFi's name Searching for WiFi networks... so it looks like it isn't actually a WiFi network itself. It's super annoying when it isn't on top though :/


My main wifi network is busybee

I also have two guest networks (one 2.4GHz, one 5GHz), ✨👁〰️👁✨ and 💜 ◉ω◉ whats this 💜

(Yes, really)


That’s the most creative one I’ve seen :)

I feel so out of the loop not knowing about being able to use emojis 🙃


Also, a friend of the family has his called IP When I Sneeze. That may be too honest, but it made me giggle.


ISP Modem: Seasme Street

AP connected to business gear: Phr34k


My previous one was Sassafras.

When I upgrade routers I called the 2.4GHz 'LadenSwallow' and the 5GHz 'UnladenSwallow'...yes...this is a Holy Grail reference _^

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