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LesterPalooza
May 12th, 2009, 12:11 AM
The funniest I've heard is myroommateisasl*t - one from my university! Everyone came looking for the owner :lolflag:

Einsamkeit
May 12th, 2009, 04:17 AM
One of my neighbours has a quite funny one, it's in french, and totally inappropriate. I just won't post it because last time I saw a thread go that way, it didn't go far before meeting its fate.

Did they find the owner ?

Redache
May 12th, 2009, 04:21 AM
Thinking about it that'd be a funny way to do a Geek Marriage Proposal.

Change the SSID to "Marry Me" and change the Encryption Key so they have to search for it on their Laptop...

That'd be incredibly sad.

pwnst*r
May 12th, 2009, 04:21 AM
The funniest I've heard is myroommateisasl*t - one from my university! Everyone came looking for the owner :lolflag:

lol!

tkelito
May 12th, 2009, 04:49 AM
"Click Here For Viruses"

That is one of my roommates favorite choices when we opt to run without security on one of our networks for whatever reason.

Never had anyone connect while we were running open.

Formerly I used to do In-Home Installations, and clients had some funny ones. Just wish my brain wasn't so fried this late into the day so I could recall better.

-tkelito

Tipped OuT
May 12th, 2009, 04:52 AM
"Click Here For Viruses"

That is one of my roommates favorite choices when we opt to run without security on one of our networks for whatever reason.

Never had anyone connect while we were running open.

Formerly I used to do In-Home Installations, and clients had some funny ones. Just wish my brain wasn't so fried this late into the day so I could recall better.

-tkelito

LMAO That's hilarious!! "Click Here For Viruses" :lolflag:

pissedoffdude
May 12th, 2009, 04:56 AM
Probably "TengoInternet"

RedSingularity
May 12th, 2009, 05:00 AM
My neighbor had his set to "GetOffMyWifiPrick"...........i dunno as to why he would do that *Wink* *Wink*

lvleph
May 12th, 2009, 05:07 AM
"dont steal my poo"

Why is it that people don't seem to realize they can secure their wifi, but they realize they can change the name?

Roasted
May 12th, 2009, 05:11 AM
"amish mafia"

Located towards the core of Amish inhabited territory in Lancaster Pennsylvania.

For the sake of trying to make any nosey neighbor's think twice, I named my network "HackerzInc."

However, I do have it secured now. Never had an intrusion. But then again I also live in an area where I'm surrounded by old folk, so I doubt I have to worry about my neighbors snooping my wifi to begin with.

pwnst*r
May 12th, 2009, 05:14 AM
"Click Here For Viruses"

That is one of my roommates favorite choices when we opt to run without security on one of our networks for whatever reason.

Never had anyone connect while we were running open.



bwahahahaha, love it

lisati
May 12th, 2009, 05:19 AM
One of my neighbours has a quite funny one, it's in french, and totally inappropriate. I just won't post it because last time I saw a thread go that way, it didn't go far before meeting its fate.

<disguised reply>"Oh mud!"</disguised reply>


"Click Here For Viruses"
ROFL - the lady of the house (who is mildly technophobic) liked this one.


"GetOffMyWifiPrick"
I didn't know that the aforementioned piece of anatomy came in wifi-enabled versions.....:confused:


Now to run off and come up with something suitable for my system (which has two wifi routers)

LesterPalooza
May 12th, 2009, 05:24 AM
One of my neighbours has a quite funny one, it's in french, and totally inappropriate. I just won't post it because last time I saw a thread go that way, it didn't go far before meeting its fate.

Did they find the owner ?

Nope :D :D

djuke04
May 12th, 2009, 05:36 AM
"For a good time callto:144.120.27.168"

It's a joke IP address in that example but in an engineering dormitory I lived in somebody had that.

callto:IPADDRESS is a way to initiate a VOIP call using a web browser such as IE. At the time, the chick did have her real IP address up there, and she was worth calling, especially if you figured out how to callto: her.

lvleph
May 12th, 2009, 05:40 AM
This is actually pissing me off. If I don't have a torrent uploading my speed is less than half of what is below. However, my connection is suppose to be faster. I guess they figure that since I have cancled my net they can give me whatever they feel like.
http://www.speedtest.net/result/471599610.png

pwnst*r
May 12th, 2009, 05:42 AM
This is actually pissing me off. If I don't have a torrent uploading my speed is less than half of what is below. However, my connection is suppose to be faster. I guess they figure that since I have cancled my net they can give me whatever they feel like.
http://www.speedtest.net/result/471599610.png

threadjack

LesterPalooza
May 12th, 2009, 05:46 AM
This is actually pissing me off. If I don't have a torrent uploading my speed is less than half of what is below. However, my connection is suppose to be faster. I guess they figure that since I have cancled my net they can give me whatever they feel like.
http://www.speedtest.net/result/471599610.png

Lol wrong thread? :D

I've done some research and I've come up with this one.

"Deliver Beer to Room 304"

dummptyhummpty
May 12th, 2009, 05:46 AM
In my g/f's complex there are two funny ones: F*ckUCLA and USCRules. I'm pretty sure these belong to two guys who are friends.

I think my friend has his set to HorseC*ck. It was pretty funny when we went to visit him (at college) and tried to find a wireless network to connect to. We immediatly knew which one was his.

LesterPalooza
May 12th, 2009, 05:48 AM
"For a good time callto:144.120.27.168"

It's a joke IP address in that example but in an engineering dormitory I lived in somebody had that.

callto:IPADDRESS is a way to initiate a VOIP call using a web browser such as IE. At the time, the chick did have her real IP address up there, and she was worth calling, especially if you figured out how to callto: her.

Wow that chick must have been a computer geek. and that is HOT.

original_jamingrit
May 12th, 2009, 06:58 AM
Our house's wireless router used to have "The Little Lego fort" as its ESSID. Then when it quit, our new one had "The Little Duplo Fort".

perce
May 12th, 2009, 10:10 AM
Two days ago I found one called: "personalopenwifipleasedontabuseit"

itsStephen
May 12th, 2009, 12:01 PM
A couple of days ago I was outside McDonalds trying to see if their wifi actually worked (couldn't find it) but I did find icanhazinterwebz

Fingers & Thumbs
May 12th, 2009, 12:22 PM
A friend of mine had a drug dealer move next door to him, who, he was convinced, was hacking into his connection, so he changed his network name to CHESHIRECONSTABULARY.

Also I have seen 145virusesfound

LMP900
May 12th, 2009, 12:26 PM
"99 problems but a network ain't one"

ibuclaw
May 12th, 2009, 02:15 PM
One I came across in my time spent in Shrewsbury was: "LAN of the Dead"

Oddly enough, it was at a Rock/Metal Pub...

LowSky
May 12th, 2009, 02:40 PM
Thinking about it that'd be a funny way to do a Geek Marriage Proposal.

Change the SSID to "Marry Me" and change the Encryption Key so they have to search for it on their Laptop...

That'd be incredibly sad.

make the password YES.. if they say NO, no internet for them...lol

LesterPalooza
May 12th, 2009, 03:22 PM
One I came across in my time spent in Shrewsbury was: "LAN of the Dead"

Oddly enough, it was at a Rock/Metal Pub...

sounds nice! Renaming my wifi to that :D

calrogman
May 12th, 2009, 04:02 PM
We can hear you having sex (http://imgur.com/2ubW.jpg).

(The Code of Conduct isn't very specific on simply mentioning the word sex, if I am indeed violating the CoC, sorry.)

xpod
May 12th, 2009, 04:23 PM
In semi-tribute to the Viz comic`s Farmer Palmer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmer_Palmer) our`s is "ger off my lan"

We have a neighbor with "INFECTED".
Most peoples we pick up here are just the default BTHomehub...Linksys...Netgear something or another`s.

Uruz2012
May 12th, 2009, 04:39 PM
Number one and two on my signal strength list right now are Balls and Goon Squad. lol

LesterPalooza
May 13th, 2009, 01:51 AM
We can hear you having sex (http://imgur.com/2ubW.jpg).

(The Code of Conduct isn't very specific on simply mentioning the word sex, if I am indeed violating the CoC, sorry.)

whoa....

fredthedino
May 13th, 2009, 01:54 AM
i saw "cuddle fish" on my ipod

pwnst*r
May 13th, 2009, 01:56 AM
We can hear you having sex (http://imgur.com/2ubW.jpg).

(The Code of Conduct isn't very specific on simply mentioning the word sex, if I am indeed violating the CoC, sorry.)

lol! nah, you can say sex all you want.

unoodles
May 13th, 2009, 02:27 AM
Two I saw were:
"I'm Spewing RF Here!!!!"
and:
"PEASE DONT HACK ME!!!!!"
Oddly enough, this one did not have a password.

dragos240
May 13th, 2009, 02:27 AM
the funniest one I've seen is "Linksys". I haven't seen any funny ones.

mwalimu54
May 13th, 2009, 02:30 AM
I named mine virusvault for a while

AlexR1
May 13th, 2009, 03:10 AM
In the list of wireless networks i have someone named their network, "no more free internet losers"

Dngrsone
May 13th, 2009, 03:32 AM
"Invalid_ESSID" and "Im_watching_you" are two that I've run across.

The weirdest one I've seen has got to be "Grandads_pacemaker"

original_jamingrit
May 13th, 2009, 04:57 AM
"Grandads_pacemaker"

I llol'd (literally laughed out loud) for that one.

Tipped OuT
May 13th, 2009, 05:46 AM
the funniest one I've seen is "Linksys". I haven't seen any funny ones.

:lolflag: 2WIRE and Linksys are common names where I'm at, almost annoying really.

Corelogik
May 13th, 2009, 05:57 AM
In semi-tribute to the Viz comic`s Farmer Palmer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmer_Palmer) our`s is "ger off my lan"

We have a neighbor with "INFECTED".
Most peoples we pick up here are just the default BTHomehub...Linksys...Netgear something or another`s.

ROFL, I remember that game,.. fun as hell.

PhoHammer
May 13th, 2009, 06:14 AM
:lolflag: 2WIRE and Linksys are common names where I'm at, almost annoying really.

Yeah my neighborhood's full of 2WIREs. People are boring.

Mine is named "Mos Eisley (Virus)"

Brandel Valico
May 13th, 2009, 06:26 AM
"Abandonhopeallwhologonhere"

Keithhed
May 13th, 2009, 07:45 AM
mostly lame defaults near me: @home, 2wire,belkin. one of my neighbors named it after himself (wonder who's network that is? lol)

ndefontenay
May 13th, 2009, 07:46 AM
I called mine "VIRUS" for a while.

I met some neighbors a couple of months later. They could get my signal but admitted they were too scared to even try clicking on it.

nowin4me
May 22nd, 2009, 04:10 PM
Lol I love this thread.

All I see around here is BTVOYAGER and linksys. Rather boring.
My gran has better ones around her house. There mostly the names of where they live thought. Nothing funny :(.

O and BUMP let this thread live on!

bigm141414
May 22nd, 2009, 06:03 PM
Had one in college named "BRINGBEERGETON421"

Surprising how well that worked

Ozor Mox
May 22nd, 2009, 06:41 PM
I used to rent a house where my computer picked up "HouseOfSexualPleasure". Me and my housemates tried to figure out where it was in case it was a house of girls, but we never did find it! :)

argraff
May 22nd, 2009, 06:41 PM
Brother-in-law's is "poop," which is his favourite word. He's a teenager, btw.

OTOH, at his house, I knew instantly it was his network...

gymophett
May 22nd, 2009, 06:48 PM
My neighbor had his set to "GetOffMyWifiPrick"...........i dunno as to why he would do that *Wink* *Wink*

I had to do that for a month before. :/
haha.
2 College kids moved on both sides of my house and theirs are the most random, one being "takemeonthefloor" and the other being "JonAndKateAteNate"..< Well, the college guys name in Nate..
But, idk, mine weren't hilarious, but the funniest I've seen in my neighborhood.

gymophett
May 22nd, 2009, 06:49 PM
Lol I love this thread.

All I see around here is BTVOYAGER and linksys. Rather boring.
My gran has better ones around her house. There mostly the names of where they live thought. Nothing funny :(.

O and BUMP let this thread live on!

I hate that, "linksys", "linksys", "linksys".. GAH!

beercz
May 22nd, 2009, 07:13 PM
I saw one once that was "bo**ox"

(*= lower case L btw)

nowin4me
July 3rd, 2009, 01:36 AM
BUMP

I was hoping this would be one of those threads that would never die, maybe I'm wrong.

monsterstack
July 3rd, 2009, 01:53 AM
It had WEP encyrption, and it was named, "aireplay-ng". It was basically an open-invitation for wifi phreakers. "Linux hackers, come on in. Windows users, keep out." It made my day when I managed to connect to it.

King_Critter
July 3rd, 2009, 02:39 AM
The only humorous one I ever ran across was "Buy your own damn internet."

philcamlin
July 3rd, 2009, 02:42 AM
mine is 56k shared dialup :D

jonian_g
July 3rd, 2009, 02:44 AM
I haves seen a unlocked connection named "the good neighbor".

LookTJ
July 3rd, 2009, 03:10 AM
Nothing interesting here, just 2Wire###

sdlynx
July 3rd, 2009, 03:55 AM
the funniest one I've seen is "Linksys". I haven't seen any funny ones.

haha same


It had WEP encyrption, and it was named, "aireplay-ng". It was basically an open-invitation for wifi phreakers. "Linux hackers, come on in. Windows users, keep out." It made my day when I managed to connect to it.

XD if only I had a chance to get near that one that would be the day

Edgeworth
July 3rd, 2009, 04:06 AM
I have random wifi names, maybe not funny, but I can recall:
J. Alfred Prufrock
BOOMER!
Pie
Les Poisson
As well as a random string whenever I reset my router.

lisati
July 3rd, 2009, 04:09 AM
Mine are "Beware of the geek" and "Beware of the nerd".

Gizenshya
July 3rd, 2009, 04:11 AM
Brother-in-law's is "poop," which is his favourite word. He's a teenager, btw.

OTOH, at his house, I knew instantly it was his network...

wtf? how the heck do you have a teenaged brother-in-law?some tribal ritual?

Nevon
July 3rd, 2009, 05:34 AM
Mine is the "intarnetz". Before that, it was "skynet" and "arpanet".

psycosmyth
July 3rd, 2009, 05:56 AM
I had "virus infested" for some time. A neighbor had "INS div6" considering the illegals around no one got the MIB pun.
I love "linksys" the best.

ubuntu27
July 3rd, 2009, 06:23 AM
You guys are lucky. I only see "Linksys", "Actiontech", and "Wired##" ><:

MikeTheC
July 3rd, 2009, 06:36 AM
Well, "KKK" for one, but that was back when I used to wardrive.

I haven't done that in *ages*...

None of my neighbors on this street seem to have WiFi. Well, either that or they're smart enough to turn SSID broadcast off. But most of what I've seen out there are just the default SSIDs, and largely unconfigured/unsecured wireless routers.

FatBobLovesDonuts
July 3rd, 2009, 07:13 AM
Stupid ones like 1MG01NGT0K1LLY0U

magh-87
July 3rd, 2009, 07:28 AM
Right now I have "1669/1671 Henry", "FlightReUnite", "dlink", "linksys", "J&A Home" and "ALF"

Irihapeti
July 3rd, 2009, 10:16 AM
I decided to call my cellphone "Virus Vault". OK, not WIFI but Bluetooth, but with the idea of deterring any people with nefarious ideas.

frup
July 3rd, 2009, 12:17 PM
Mines called DickButt.

joeval
July 3rd, 2009, 02:08 PM
Mine at uni reads "Jonnys house of naked wrestling"
I should point out that I am not jonny, and no naked wrestling occurs on the premises...

Blacklightbulb
July 3rd, 2009, 04:54 PM
"NoSecurityDontEnter"

His bandwidth got really small. Poor guy. If he wasn't a total jerk and I wasn't in need of some extra sources I would have configured it free.

kamus
July 3rd, 2009, 05:03 PM
It was "pico" .. :p

AICollector
July 4th, 2009, 07:03 AM
freeporn...unsecured network, I went around outside with my laptop and did the whole 'cannot triangluate only estimate' thing (warmer...colder...warmer....RED HOT!...ooh, colder...)

Addikit
July 4th, 2009, 07:28 AM
wtf? how the heck do you have a teenaged brother-in-law?some tribal ritual?

Ummm, I would assume he married his older sister..... ;)

magh-87
July 4th, 2009, 08:21 PM
Mine at uni reads "Jonnys house of naked wrestling"
I should point out that I am not jonny, and no naked wrestling occurs on the premises...

You don't know for certain that no naked wrestling occurs on those premises.. unless you're that creepy guy in the bushes

earthpigg
July 4th, 2009, 09:03 PM
best way to keep leeches off:

unsecured and named - "iStealUrCreditCrdInfoHere" or something like that

lunaz
July 4th, 2009, 09:11 PM
i_like_baked_beans

Jeahavee
July 4th, 2009, 10:22 PM
NOOB!! (wasn't locked either :lolflag: )

Old Marcus
July 4th, 2009, 11:24 PM
The best I saw was 'get the f*ck off my network', with no encryption. So I hogged his network just to annoy him. :D

Grant A.
July 4th, 2009, 11:46 PM
"I_steal_passwords_here" was a funny one a saw.

here are some others that I saw:


"Voyager_I" <-- My wifi card is better than I thought.
"Sputnik"
"Jesus_of_Dallas"




Ummm, I would assume he married his older sister..... ;)


Offtopic:

I don't know how this happened, but one of my uncles is older than me!

Wobblybob
July 5th, 2009, 12:06 AM
mine is cupoftea and secure [ I hope :p ] and others snackattack, Geoff, another the street and house number then the rest are all the usual router makes Netgear, Thompson etc. The strongest signal other than mine is unsecured.

tuskenraider
July 5th, 2009, 12:09 AM
not to sound like a complete nerd... but my secured wifi and windows network are called galactic_empire. tho i will have to say... changing the ssid isnt a 1/2 bad idea... maybe johnnys house of chicken and waffles or hot toasted rams idk something silly....

tusken

diablo75
July 5th, 2009, 07:09 AM
My own ESSID is "DHARMA Initiative - Station 4"

This is based on "The Flame" station from LOST, which is the communications center of the island.

jpittack
July 5th, 2009, 10:06 AM
Mine is Cheeky B*st*rd. This is from Family Guy. My parents have Hacker Bandits.

The wi-fi I can see is secured above average for the nation. I heard 40% are secure, around here it is closer to 60%. 4/7 at the moment.

AICollector
July 5th, 2009, 11:51 AM
Just been over to my colledge and had a look there, one was

"Marco..."

the other was;

"...Polo!"

tturrisi
July 5th, 2009, 03:26 PM
Strangest I have seen so far, near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.
The SSID = I Can Has Cheeseburger

I have no clue as to what the owner is implying.

mkendall
July 5th, 2009, 09:50 PM
When I set up my wireless network I named it "Virus Detected." A week later I noticed that all the neighboring networks had disappeared. Usually I would see 5-10, all named things like "HomeUser1234" or "WEST4298".

mdhunn
July 6th, 2009, 02:09 AM
I ought to try that :D

sunexplodes
July 6th, 2009, 02:12 AM
One of my neighbors has "indifferent about bagged milk" which I think is pretty amusing.

RATM_Owns
July 6th, 2009, 02:23 AM
"Conficker"
"HackersInc"
"F**kOff"
"IDtenT" (IDtenT = ID10T = IDIOT)

fredbird67
July 16th, 2009, 10:39 PM
ROFL! This thread is a HOOT! I haven't done this, but reading these gives me a good idea for one that will get people to read their Bibles: Exodus_20_15 (the book, chapter, and verse, for "thou shalt not steal" -- does anyone know if the underscore is a valid wifi SSID character?).

Fred in St. Louis

lisati
July 16th, 2009, 10:44 PM
ROFL! This thread is a HOOT! I haven't done this, but reading these gives me a good idea for one that will get people to read their Bibles: Exodus_20_15 (the book, chapter, and verse, for "thou shalt not steal" -- does anyone know if the underscore is a valid wifi SSID character?).

Fred in St. Louis

I noticed a similar in a piece of shareware once, in its "credits" screen. I looked up the reference (not the Exodus one) and it amounted to pretty much the same thing, "don't steal".

As evidenced by the contributions to this thread so far, there is plenty of scope for imaginative SSID names.

battleTop
July 16th, 2009, 10:54 PM
HotLegs has got to be the funniest one I've seen, ony because she was my neigbor. Her legs were anything but hot. LOL

LookTJ
July 16th, 2009, 11:16 PM
ROFL! This thread is a HOOT! I haven't done this, but reading these gives me a good idea for one that will get people to read their Bibles: Exodus_20_15 (the book, chapter, and verse, for "thou shalt not steal" -- does anyone know if the underscore is a valid wifi SSID character?).

Fred in St. Louis
Actually, you can just put "Exodus 20:15" or anything for that matter. :KS

sdlynx
July 16th, 2009, 11:25 PM
Strangest I have seen so far, near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.
The SSID = I Can Has Cheeseburger

I have no clue as to what the owner is implying.

http://icanhazcheeseburger.com lolcat site.

mcduck
July 17th, 2009, 12:23 AM
I've seen some rather funny ones but none of them are suitable for posting on this forum (and most wouldn't translate very well to English anyway).

Still, there seems to be couple of basic rules for available networks, no matter where I go:

1: There's always one unsecured network using SSID "TOSHIBA"
2. There's always one unsecured network using SSID "linksys"
2. There's always one unsecured network with SSID asking for people to not use that network.

First two are clearly because the biggest ISP's in this region hand out Toshiba cable modems and Linksys ADSL modems, so there's simply one person in every house with unconfigured hardware.

It's the third rule that continues to amaze me. Clearly these people have configured their wireless networks, but what made them to only cnange the SSID and not set up any encryption? And what on earth makes them think that using such SSID would really help anything?

Anyway, the result is that if you add "TOSHIBA" and "Linksys" to your networks list you'll have wireless connection pretty much anywhere you go. :D

(by the way, my network uses SSID "Skynet". Although it's a hidden network so it doesn't really make any difference. But I jst enjoy seeing the "connected to skynet"-message when I log into my computer. :D)

abansb
July 17th, 2009, 12:28 AM
I am showing one when I search for wireless connections that says Epenis

doorknob60
July 17th, 2009, 12:32 AM
All the wifis here are either "Belkin [Model #]" "linksys" or the person's last name + house. So is ours :P

EDIT: Hey! I just scanned again and found a mildly funny one, "notthisone". All the wifis here are secure, even the Belkin and linksys ones. Probably cuz right when I moved here I was using them cuz the stupid internet guy took a month to come out :P

lisati
July 17th, 2009, 12:34 AM
The only two showing up on my Ubuntu box at the moment are mine: "Beware of the geek" and "Beware of the nerd", both WPA/WPA2 secured.

Grant A.
July 17th, 2009, 12:43 AM
It's the third rule that continues to amaze me. Clearly these people have configured their wireless networks, but what made them to only cnange the SSID and not set up any encryption? And what on earth makes them think that using such SSID would really help anything?

WEP and WPA can be cracked within 5 minutes, so they are pretty useless. On top of that, some systems don't support WPA2, and since using WEP or WPA is pretty much pointless if there's a determined cracker in your neighborhood, it's best to just ask politely, or step up to WPA2+AES.

Although, I do consider WEP/WPA codes to be reasonable "please respect my privacy" tags.

Any law-abiding person in the United States knows not to go on someone else's router, as it is considered akin to stealing cable or siphoning gas.



(by the way, my network uses SSID "Skynet". Although it's a hidden network so it doesn't really make any difference. But I jst enjoy seeing the "connected to skynet"-message when I log into my computer. :D)

How do you make a router's SSID hidden?

oniichan
July 17th, 2009, 01:31 AM
geezerhouse isn't bad.wish ppl would learn enuf to change their ssid from 'linksys' or the random 5-letter alphanum. boring. my home ssid is 'reactor'...name of a gundam robot.

mynameinc
July 17th, 2009, 01:59 AM
geezerhouse isn't bad.wish ppl would learn enuf to change their ssid from 'linksys' or the random 5-letter alphanum. boring. my home ssid is 'reactor'...name of a gundam robot.

Excuse you, but I have a random 3-letter, 1-underscore, 3-number wireless name. :P I don't have a problem with that. I have a problem with people having unsecured or WEP networks because that is the default, and it bothers me more if the name is changed but the security is still non-existent or WEP. And yes, I have WPA2+AES.

fitzydog
July 17th, 2009, 02:19 AM
Well, the guy next door named his "Don't steal my bandwidth"....

And another named it "The interweb"... :D

sdlynx
July 17th, 2009, 02:26 AM
How do you make a router's SSID hidden?

There's generally a setting that keeps the wireless router from broadcasting beacons with your SSID on them.

racerab
July 17th, 2009, 09:07 AM
One that I see once in a while if i am in th the right area of a local truck stop is named beer. I think it's coming from a small rented office space somewhere on the second floor.

RandomJoe
July 17th, 2009, 08:16 PM
For work, when we are setting up new systems (HVAC control systems) before getting on the customer's network (which may not even exist yet for new construction) we will sometimes use an AP so we can sit in a more hospitable environment than a mechanical room.

On a new construction site recently, a coworker was having a lot of trouble with his AP. Not only would it not accept connections, it didn't want to reset with the hardware reset button. By the time he got it functioning again, he was pretty ticked off. So from then on, whenever we would show up onsite and connect, we connected to "Hunk of Crap"!

Naturally, it worked flawlessly after that... :)

JillSwift
July 17th, 2009, 08:43 PM
On a business trip to Atlanta, GA, I saw two SSIDs while looking for the hotel's:

Colossus
Guardian

I was briefly disturbed. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064177/) :D

Swagman
July 17th, 2009, 09:46 PM
Mines AmigaNET

Just so any passing War-driver thinks "Wow.. Amigas still in action"

sdlynx
July 18th, 2009, 04:28 AM
I saw "Hacked <<some alias>>" today lol

TheNosh
July 18th, 2009, 07:02 AM
my dad's name is Oz so of course he named the network EmeraldCity

heroidi
July 18th, 2009, 08:00 AM
well mine is BeawareOfTheSignal I think it's funny enough :P never have seen other wirelesses here in Kosova except in other parts of the town named Besi or Niki or something like that.

Richard9795
July 19th, 2009, 05:32 AM
Get a Virus Network (that was the old name of my wireless network) when i first got Ubuntu

Grant A.
July 19th, 2009, 05:43 AM
well mine is BeawareOfTheSignal I think it's funny enough :P never have seen other wirelesses here in Kosova except in other parts of the town named Besi or Niki or something like that.

Arrragh! Use the Anglicized version! (Kosovo) :twisted:


Is the SSID actually in English, or is that a translation?

penguindrive
July 19th, 2009, 06:34 AM
My friend found Get_off_my_s**t_b*t*h.

DrMelon
July 19th, 2009, 01:54 PM
Doing the same thing as the "Upside-Down ternet" guy did, I set my wifi name to "Your Internet".

Logs had about 6 external connections. XD

fredbird67
September 24th, 2010, 09:57 PM
Our best friends from church live in a house consisting of the following people: Her parents, her brother, herself, her husband, and their three daughters, who are 14, 8, and 7. The 7-year-old and the 8-year-old are both adorable and also very hyperactive. LOL In light of that, our best friends from church named their WiFi network "The_Insane_Asylum". LOL

nerdopolis
September 24th, 2010, 10:58 PM
I have mine set to "WhyFi"

DoubleClicker
September 24th, 2010, 11:10 PM
A while back I came across one named: "ClownPenis"

jshepherd
September 24th, 2010, 11:17 PM
The second strongest network I get is 'this thing is a ****'

TriBlox6432
September 24th, 2010, 11:20 PM
This one was funny at my old apartment.

SSID was Tobias.

Password (easily guessed) was: halfbloodprince

Because Tobias Snape is the dad of Severus, who is the Half Blood Prince.

Lmao.

cguy
September 24th, 2010, 11:26 PM
I haven't seen any funny ones.

Mine is named "wired", if you find it funny <_<

speedwell68
September 25th, 2010, 12:46 AM
My SSID is currently GOUNFUQURSELF.

Dayofswords
September 25th, 2010, 12:51 AM
My cousin named her wireless "Gay Porn Here":lolflag:

redrac
September 25th, 2010, 01:08 AM
named mine trojan.w32.exe doubt many click on it

NightwishFan
September 25th, 2010, 01:18 AM
Mine is named "FranTheNanny". No lie. :)

Windows Nerd
September 25th, 2010, 04:06 AM
Lots of people are mentioning that they hate all the linksys ESSIDs they see. I don't mind, especially when they think they have done the right thing and put wpa2 encryption on it, but they have no idea that wpa cracking is ESSID specific (using cowpatty with a salted hash file, that is). Those poor suckers never keep me out for more than 5-7 minutes. Not that I do anything malicious or whatever, just prove that WPA is inherently insecure (having a password with a that is a dictionary word, that is).

The funniest one I have seen is "keep_out_mofo"

CompyTheInsane
September 25th, 2010, 04:59 AM
I once came across a WiFi network named Mouse Home.

Prohibited
September 25th, 2010, 05:07 AM
The wifi near me all have lame names :(


Nancy
Rex
Todd
Sheap

Ctrl-Alt-F1
September 25th, 2010, 06:26 AM
named mine trojan.w32.exe doubt many click on it

I like your style. :)

drewesq
September 25th, 2010, 06:42 AM
I used to work in a club in Soho and there was an unsecured network that could be picked up called
you_have_got_aids

Nice!

endotherm
September 25th, 2010, 06:58 AM
NoSoupForYou

obviously a Seinfeld fan. the neighborhood kids must have been giving him a rough time.

I've always wanted to set up a public wifi with an upside down ternet (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Upside-Down-TernetHowTo) proxy.

Austin25
September 25th, 2010, 07:27 AM
Oh good ones. I like to use Ad-hoc networking on my laptop (not connected to any thing) with funny SSIDs to entertain the other people in studyhall. At the moment I can't remeber what I used, but I think it had something to do with making fun of the school.

ubuntu27
September 25th, 2010, 06:28 PM
When I went to Seattle, Washington, USA, last summer for vacation; I found a SSID that said "SoYouAreCanadian-Ah?"

Trison
September 25th, 2010, 07:31 PM
Back in university my housemates and I had our network named "The_G-Spot".

iarenoob
September 27th, 2010, 03:05 PM
LOL, my neighbor thinks its funny to name his network "area 51"

julio_cortez
September 27th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Apart from the army of Alice-SomeHexCode I see around? (Alice is the name of the aDSL from one of the most popular providers here)

It must surely be WiFiTrip (which I've set up myself: "Trip" is the nickname of the guy I set up the WiFi for, his surname beginning with Trip*).
He then changed provider after a year and got a WiFi router from the provider directly, so he's now part of the Alice-SomeHexCode army too :(

ironhoof
September 27th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Mines BobBob91_21

*Oh yea my name is not Bob either.

Roasted
September 27th, 2010, 06:34 PM
LOL, my neighbor thinks its funny to name his network "area 51"

LOL - Area51 is the name of my Ubuntu desktop/file server.

TriBlox6432
October 19th, 2010, 03:09 AM
Too many Linksys. Every so often I will go into one and set a password on their own router. LMAOO. Then like the next day I remove it. Its kinda sad how they wont secure their routers at all.

NCLI
October 19th, 2010, 03:47 AM
default

I know, I know, it's not really funny, but it always cheers me up when I see it since I know it's most likely unprotected :KS

Brent0
October 19th, 2010, 04:30 AM
Mine is:

Run: C:\Windows\Virus.exe
:P

Among 3 "2WIRExxx" and 1 "linksys".

HangukMiguk
October 19th, 2010, 05:56 AM
I formerly named mine INSHeadquarters

Our neighbors were Mexican.

They didn't even want to try to connect to our wireless.