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(Gizmodo)   What's the best WiFi network name you've ever seen? "PedoBarn", "Dial Up Networking", "FBI surveillance" are all winners   ( gizmodo.com) divider line
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2013-02-17 11:15:17 PM  
4 votes:
Here's the best one in my building.

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2013-02-17 10:57:39 PM  
4 votes:
The Upside Downternet never gets old.
2013-02-17 10:48:40 PM  
4 votes:
Not exactly on topic, but my sis-in-law thought her neighbors were using her wi-fi and she asked me to lock it down.  Logged onto her laptop, got into the router, changed the name, locked it up, and checked that I could still connect to it.

I could connect, but every couple of minutes it would lose the connection.  So I asked her where it was so I could check it.  It turns out HER router was unplugged, she'd been using her neighbor's wifi, and I'd just locked them out.  They must have been power cycling it to fix the connection.  So I set it back how I found it and locked hers down.

2013-02-17 07:25:16 PM  
4 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: The only remotely interesting one within radius is 007JamesBond.

Ours is Wolf359, named after the Outer Limits (OS) episode, not the ST:NG episode.

You know, the star kinda existed before either of those episodes aired.
2013-02-18 01:08:38 AM  
3 votes:

Dawnrazor: "Link's Sis"

If you want to get really nerdy about it, change it to Aryll.
2013-02-17 11:15:28 PM  
3 votes:
Mine is Spaceballs: The Access Point.
2013-02-17 11:06:07 PM  
3 votes:
"Bring beer to #214 for password". Nobody has showed up though. :(
2013-02-17 10:49:11 PM  
3 votes:
Fark, you disappoint.

I expected some really witty and cool network names. Instead I get a bunch of lame, high-school calibre crap.
2013-02-17 10:41:23 PM  
3 votes:

utsagrad123: I always crack up when I see a WiFi network named "linksys".

That's what I named my Belkin router...
2013-02-17 10:37:19 PM  
3 votes:
Mine is 'The Drones Club'

\Not obscure I hope
\\Yeah yeah
2013-02-17 06:38:20 PM  
3 votes:
Dial_up_VPN is probably the best.  It doesn't make you a target like other names, but is nothing anyone else wants a piece of.
2013-02-17 06:29:26 PM  
3 votes:
My public wifi broadcast id is "Free_Candy"
2013-02-17 11:54:01 PM  
2 votes:

Zulthar: Mine is 'The Drones Club'

\Not obscure I hope
\\Yeah yeah

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"I endeavor to give satisfaction, Sir"
2013-02-17 11:22:49 PM  
2 votes:
I would prefer not to have people even screwing with my 4G cellular access point, so I named the wireless network PASSWORD_SNIFFER. I figure nobody's going to try connecting to that. Maybe I'm wrong, who knows.
2013-02-17 09:26:51 PM  
2 votes:
In my apartment complex someone has Hide_your_kids_hide_your_Wifi

That's the best I've seen.
2013-02-17 09:17:09 PM  
2 votes:
Shovel Your Sidewalk
2013-02-17 06:45:05 PM  
2 votes:

SilentStrider: NCIS surveillance van.

FBI was too cliché

I'd go with NSA_Field_Office_Town _Name
2013-02-18 12:32:45 PM  
1 vote:
Mine is "WIFI is Coming"
2013-02-18 12:18:26 PM  
1 vote:

Huron77: RuraPenthe

//10 internet points to whoever can figure it out w/out Google

Not everyone keeps their genitals in the same place...

/I win
2013-02-18 10:20:06 AM  
1 vote:
I simply call mine "Terok Nor".
2013-02-18 09:34:51 AM  
1 vote:

Miss Stein: 2311 N. Los Robles Ave. is the address of the apartment building that is home to Sheldon Cooper, Leonard Hofstadter, and Penny Nolastname of The Big Bang Theory.  In real life it doesn't exist; N. Los Robles ends at the 2100 block.

In your dimensions, it does.
2013-02-18 05:00:49 AM  
1 vote:

pw:  Cum0nB@byJustTheTip
2013-02-18 04:40:37 AM  
1 vote:
Soon I'll be getting a new computer and will be setting up my first wi-fi network at home, and I'm already agonizing over what to name it. The pop culture choices are nearly endless, but I figure things like Skynet and HAL_9000 have probably been done to death by now. I also figured anything Star Trek or Star Wars related would be old hat, but judging from this thread, maybe not.

Some of my ideas:











kingdom_of_moronica (or maybe moronica_for_morons)
2013-02-18 03:35:51 AM  
1 vote:

Zulthar: Mine is 'The Drones Club'

\Not obscure I hope
\\Yeah yeah


My father and I are huge P.G. Wodehouse fans. One year for his birthday I got him the Jeeves & Wooster box set. We just vegged in front of his new TV and we could not have been happier. There is nothing like seeing the Drones have a rugby scrum indoors.

To the original topic: my cell's wifi is "billionaire pr0n", which no longer seems as smart after reading this list. I was eating brunch at the foot of the Hollywood Hills (Pinches on the Strip, not the dysfunctional one in Culver City) and assuming that one of the wealthy people in the hillside mansions was peeping on us with our normal lives. There would be a guy in front of his telescope, furiously cranking and muttering, "he's eating eggs with salsa! Oh god yeah, yeah, YEAH, that's great... he wipes his mouth with... ungh... a paper napkin... yeah, gotta film this..."

/rule 34 corollary: something you never think about doing is someone else's fetish
//unable to choose a stylus at the computer store? Oh yeah...
2013-02-18 01:25:29 AM  
1 vote:
Initially my "mifi" was "CIA Mind Control Van Number 6," have since changed to "UN Population Control Van #2"

My next name will deal with "Contrail monitoring"
2013-02-18 01:15:43 AM  
1 vote:
Mine is 'Flowers By Irene'.
2013-02-18 12:54:13 AM  
1 vote:
When I'm out traveling, "linksys" is the one I like the most.

Mine have traditionally been references to Neal Stephenson books, i.e. "Uncle Enzo's Cosa Nostra Pizza", "Semi-Autonomous Guard Unit #A-367", "Dogpod Grid", "Lord Alexander Chung-Sik Finkle-McGraw", "The Concent of Saunt Orolo".
Getting time to rotate it again and I'm thinking of branching out with "SCORPION STARE", "Loki Stormbringer", "Valhalla Sector", or "Deep Space Radar Telemetry"
2013-02-18 12:50:02 AM  
1 vote:
Pen Island
2013-02-18 12:48:47 AM  
1 vote:
ThouShallNotSteal was a locked acct in my neighbor's bldg.

Mine was TheDOMOcile, bc I have a thing for DOMOkun...
2013-02-18 12:46:32 AM  
1 vote:
Wow, this has to be the biggest
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thread evar
2013-02-18 12:44:03 AM  
1 vote:
Was FBI Surveillance Van #69, now Headcrabs: Buy one, get one free.

/my son the sysadmin
//one of the neighbors has Naked Lesbos
///i wonder if they come in threes
2013-02-18 12:37:30 AM  
1 vote:
Currently mine is Floo Network.

/thought I'd share
2013-02-18 12:37:14 AM  
1 vote:
In the coffee shop nearby I used to see "you are now manually breathing" every once and a while.  thought that was clever.  made me notice I was breathing.
2013-02-18 12:08:54 AM  
1 vote:
as seen near a big ten campus: an OPEN wifi SSID of "hookerwithapenis".

I'm thinking thats a honeypot given the implied nature of the surprise....
2013-02-17 11:48:50 PM  
1 vote:
Mine is "221B Baker Street"

Alas, no interesting names from the neighbors
2013-02-17 11:48:18 PM  
1 vote:
I live in the Hillcrest Apartments. I named my network: "Hillcrest_free_wifi_4_whites_only"
2013-02-17 11:46:51 PM  
1 vote:

Lincey: CSB time. Somehow my router reset itself, and in the 10 minutes it was open, a neighbor connected to the router. Checked the DHCP clients table, noticed there was a new computer named "Jenna" on my network. Changed my SSID to "Jenna is a whore" . . . . Left it that way for about 8 months.

Lol, I remember when my neighbor's router was down for a while and they requested access to mine until they got their fixed. After one day of use I randomly kept kicking them out and told them my internet was acting up as well. They fixed their router real fast after that.
2013-02-17 11:40:17 PM  
1 vote:
When I was living with two other guys and we had four cats between us, ours was called "CrazyCatMen".

My boss had one called "Gutterbunny". When I looked it up and asked him about it, he denied knowing the meaning of the slang.

I WOULD change mine from "CenturyLink1129" to something like "ColoradoWaffleIron", but then I'd have to change it on every wireless device we own. Not worth it.
2013-02-17 11:38:15 PM  
1 vote:
CSB time. Somehow my router reset itself, and in the 10 minutes it was open, a neighbor connected to the router. Checked the DHCP clients table, noticed there was a new computer named "Jenna" on my network. Changed my SSID to "Jenna is a whore" . . . . Left it that way for about 8 months.
2013-02-17 11:34:54 PM  
1 vote:
Get off my LAN
2013-02-17 11:34:49 PM  
1 vote:
I am thinking of changing one of mine to "Weird AlQueda".
2013-02-17 11:30:53 PM  
1 vote:
Bill Wi the science Fi
Public Access WiFi  (be sure to password this one)
Wi believe I can Fi
Use this one mom

There's one nearby called LCARS, and while I appreciated the reference it isn't very clever.  If there's someone nearby (or you have a neighbour who wants in on the joke) you name one of yours FBI mobile surveillance and the other does Al Qaeda spy network.  I've seen a ton of funny ones over the years and I know I'm forgetting a lot of really good ones.
2013-02-17 11:28:29 PM  
1 vote:
I named one "Cracker Box Palace",  in a pretentious 99% white gated community.
2013-02-17 11:27:51 PM  
1 vote:
We've got a Netgear that has both G and N, I named one "the TARDIS", husband named the other "this is not the wifi youre looking for"
2013-02-17 11:17:22 PM  
1 vote:

"Born Again and Lonely"
2013-02-17 11:15:10 PM  
1 vote:
I wanted to change from 2wire, but seems like Uverse doesn't let me.  Or I just can't figure it out for some reason.  Keeps telling me to put in the password but what it should be doesn't work.
2013-02-17 11:09:52 PM  
1 vote:
I didn't get to name our WiFi network this time, but next time I'm choosing "2311 N. Los Robles Ave."
2013-02-17 11:09:49 PM  
1 vote:
mine is just named "dialup"
2013-02-17 11:04:40 PM  
1 vote:
NoFlagNoCountry is ours...and completely misunderstood by our mandatory set of "Y'all Watch This" 'necks on the block.
2013-02-17 11:04:19 PM  
1 vote:
Ours is the initials of my bio dad, who is supposedly an IT expert. How the hell you become an IT expert without knowing memes is beyond me. The only remotely interesting one in the vicinity is 'badassmofos'.

I seriously want to change ours to something interesting.
2013-02-17 11:04:18 PM  
1 vote:
FBI surveillance van is fine for a home router, but much more fun for a mobile hotspot that moves around.
2013-02-17 11:04:01 PM  
1 vote:
"Free Virus Inside" is in my neighborhood.
2013-02-17 11:00:03 PM  
1 vote:
Once there was an Optimus Prime in my apartment complex, but now my Protoculture is the only interesting one out there.
2013-02-17 10:58:13 PM  
1 vote:
Wi Believe I Can Fi is the one the miss came up with.
2013-02-17 10:53:59 PM  
1 vote:
FBI Honeypot
2013-02-17 10:51:10 PM  
1 vote:
No, really, we can.  Please stop, you're scaring the dog.
2013-02-17 10:50:54 PM  
1 vote:
I just changed mine to Fluttershy's Cottage

until i can come up with something more clever, it will have to do.

Maybe "I have the cheapest bandwidth option" ?
2013-02-17 10:46:44 PM  
1 vote:

Kansei: My phone hotspot is called "Das Boot".  My home router supports four different network names concurrently, this will be fun...

got the ASUS N150 router? those things are really nice and cheaper than anything on amazon.
2013-02-17 10:46:26 PM  
1 vote:
Mine is Spider-Skull Island.
2013-02-17 10:45:20 PM  
1 vote:

Overused Expression: Past names for my routers include "Anal Seepage", "Pedorama", "Pedopalooza", and "Google Blue Waffle".

you know if you want to you can set up a open router that, no matter what is requested, always returns a specific thing

like a login page

from the darkest hell of the internet
2013-02-17 10:42:58 PM  
1 vote:

Big Man: There's a Quizno's in downtown St. Louis owned by a middle-eastern person. You can join the "Jihad" there. I have a feeling it's the design studio above them though.

There's still an open Quizno's? Wow.
2013-02-17 10:42:42 PM  
1 vote:
Pffft, amateurs... I prefer to encode my cute messages in the MAC address.  It works even when your device does not have a SSID.
2013-02-17 10:41:56 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-17 10:39:47 PM  
1 vote:

Huh, just came up with that, off to rename network.
2013-02-17 10:37:21 PM  
1 vote:
Tandy _1400_Baud_Dial_up
2013-02-17 10:37:20 PM  
1 vote:

utsagrad123: I always crack up when I see a WiFi network named "linksys".

Meh. The name has nothing to do with security.  You put some thought into naming babies and pets, not appliances.
2013-02-17 10:31:22 PM  
1 vote:
Pretty Fly for a WiFi
2013-02-17 10:30:44 PM  
1 vote:
I like to set my hotspot to "FEMA Survey Team" or "ATF" when driving in Derpganistan
2013-02-17 10:30:37 PM  
1 vote:
Mine was INSMobile08 until recently. Now I have WoRMdOwNlOaD and PwSniffer
2013-02-17 10:24:35 PM  
1 vote:
My one back home is TheShire and HelmsDeep
2013-02-17 10:09:55 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-17 09:42:49 PM  
1 vote:

SilentStrider: NCIS surveillance van.

FBI was too cliché

DEA surveillance van is the best in my opinion
2013-02-17 09:20:36 PM  
1 vote:
There's a Quizno's in downtown St. Louis owned by a middle-eastern person. You can join the "Jihad" there. I have a feeling it's the design studio above them though.
2013-02-17 09:17:42 PM  
1 vote:
I set up "Sailing in the seas of Wifi" a while back, I figured only my mates would get a little chuckle out of it.  A few months later, a neighbour changed his to "Jerry was a Wifi Driver".  Had a few beers with the guy since.

2013-02-17 07:56:07 PM  
1 vote:
What I found at the airport once:

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2013-02-17 07:54:40 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-17 07:21:10 PM  
1 vote:
Looks like one of the neighbors has one called TrollMachine.
2013-02-17 06:42:19 PM  
1 vote:
NCIS surveillance van.

FBI was too cliché
2013-02-17 06:35:11 PM  
1 vote:
The owner of our company was in town last year and needed to connect to the office wifi; she said, "Um, is this our wifi?" In addition to ours and some others that obviously belonged to building tenants was "Pussy Wagon," so thanks, Pussy Wagon people, for making me have that special moment with the boss.
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