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What's the best name for a WiFi spot you've ever seen?



In Brooklyn there's a combination toy store/hair salon for children called LuLu's that charges $26 for a haircut. Now, if you find this idea reasonable or completely ridiculous, your reaction probably wasn't as severe as one of LuLu's neighbors, who has taken the time to name their wireless access point "LuLu's Anal Bleaching for Kids," making it such that anyone who happens to be in the vicinity with their WiFi turned on will see that in the list. Hopefully no one thinks it's legit, but it's still troubling to the owner of LuLu's, who has called Verizon, TWC, and even the police in an attempt to get rid of this nuisance.

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I have sort of mixed feelings about this, but what is crystal clear is that it's now got me thinking about my favorite WiFi names I've seen over the years. There are the boring, but still geeky ones like "Skynet" and "Cerebro" (which belonged to a neighbor but I never figured out which one), the ones that warn you away like "noneofyourbusiness" or contain words I can't really print here, the clever ones like "Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wifi," and then once in a while the truly bizarre, offputting, way too personal, or outright disturbing ones, like "Fred's Nookie Shack" and "Craq Spot" (the latter also being in my building, which was unsettling because there were in fact reports of crack dealing in the area).

What strange WiFi names have you seen? Or does your own connection have a name you're particularly proud of and would like to share?

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raptorck

My personal favorite, though it's not mine, is "FBI Surveillance Van".

A runner-up, down the block from my parents: "getyourowndamninternet".

I'll make a goofier name for my home wifi when I connect all of my keyboardless devices over Ethernet. I'm simply too lazy to set them up all over again.
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alexissantos

Likewise! "FBI Surveillance Van" is my favorite.
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Ianny

There is absolutely no competition here: Bill Wi The Science Fi.
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OmegaNemesis28

I use that for my g/b and I use Skynet for my n
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ajprice

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TgD

I live in a complex with tons of wireless networks, and I can't be bothered to scroll through them all on my devices. Especially the ones that only show 10 networks at a time. To make mine appear on top my network is called

AaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhIAmOnFire
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MrTrout

Poop Street
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kris

That needs to be "21 Poop Street"
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xenover

"Tell my WiFi love her"
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Generalguy41

Cache Rules Everything Around Me.
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petegirard

Mine was "Pretty_Fly_For_A_WiFi" at one point. :)
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MrTrout

current neighbors' is 'bitch don't kill my wifi' a la kendrick lamar: https:­/­/www.youtube.com­/watch­?v­=GF8aaTu2kg0­&fe...
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LeanItUp

HideYaKidsHideYaWIFI
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stevetrojanman

When Moses Was In Egypt LAN
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Catydid

My two favorites are Abraham Linksys and Wu Tang LAN.
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johncolucci

I briefly lived in New Jersey last year. First day in the apartment, as I went to connect to the random code Verizon assigned to my FiOS box, I discovered this gem:

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slamel

virus.exe
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Triscious

I'm currently using 'NSA.gov Free Public Wifi.'
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dave

Mine is "Magical Internet Machine," which I particularly enjoy.

That said, I've seen some interesting ones from both friends and around my neighborhood:
  • GOAWAY
  • Palace of Fine Farts
  • ItsASecret
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timchoi89

I've always named my wifi "The Force." I was really proud of it when I first thought of it. heh.
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jonnypage

I have 3 favs, 2 I use.

FBI_SURVEILLANCE_VAN_42
bluth frozen bananas
Galactica Actual
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BiffStephens

Mine is "Its a trap!"
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toastyloasty

Ku Klux Lan.
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TimSeppala

There are plenty of networks in my building, and thankfully most of the people are creative (or not).

Mine: The One Who Knocks
Others: The Way is Shut, GUCCi EYELiDS, heldogheldogheldog44, and, my personal favorite Anustart.
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frankspin

The owner of Anustart probably loves metal bands
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JMacGill

At my mom's I set her dual band names to Wi­-fi.Virus and Wi­-fi.Trojan
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pmiddy

Mine is IAmJacksWirelessAccessPoint
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codestaxx

My own creations... "click to refresh" and "network error"
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mdeanjones

My old roommate's was "Umbrella Corp".
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cjtylr

I'm partial to BHDVNSN81928NAH.
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dave

That's also my Gmail password.
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ricpf

I can hear you having sex
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Niwla

Mine is Pretty Fly For A Wifi as well.

In our street i once found 2 networks at one place.
One was named: "I can hear you having sex"
The other one was named: "We can't hear you having sex"
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sonofray

Do you live near poster "ricpf" above? hmmmm....
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groovechicken

For a while I used MalwareTesting. Now I use THX1138 for G and HPlusNano for the N. Some neighbor down the street used to have one that was pretty offensive, causing me to have to apologize to people when they would ask to connect to my wifi and see the list. Haven't seen any clever ones lately.
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sonofray

"Lick My Love Pump" near a coffee shop I frequent. It's a polarizer ... you're either offended at its vulgarity, or you laugh if you're a Spinal Tap fan. I'll bet it goes up to 11 too.
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Swordrune10

Mine's Athena which is fitting since i name all my devices as greek mythos, never really ran into any funny ones myself tho
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albumgeek

When I moved in with my old roomies one of the previous roomies set up the wifi and ours was "I Fuck Your Wife While You're At Work".
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PeterNoble

That would have to be my hotspot: Monkeys from space wearing tutus.
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Shaqatak

Best I have seen is IAmUnderYourBed
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zacharykolk

My favorite is 💩. Naturally, it is my favorite because it is mine.
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az060693

abraham linksys, NSA surveillance van, You Shall Not Pass(word), Wi So Fi?
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sharif9991

FBI surveillance van
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Oshawapilot

I used to live next to two people who hated each other with a passion, and got a good laugh when I saw "NeighborsLastName house of anal man love" pop up on my laptop one day. The neighbor being slagged was a technophobe who would have never figured it out.
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Johnss

"Free wifi" but it.s password protected muwahahaha
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mikeburroughs

Somewhat evil. But in the spirit on 1-upsmanship, mine is "Mordor", and it appears to be an unprotected network. Any computer can connect to it...if they're on the pre-approved MAC address list. One does not simply connect to Mordor.
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WordFlyer

Mine is NSA Surveillance Van #6. Original? Not really, but still awesome.
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chacko

It was ASCII art that looked like this: 8================> - - - - - - - - - -
*true story
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