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100 Funny WiFi Names Your Neighbors Will Never Forget

You may not want to leave an impression on the neighbors, but these funny WiFi names sure will.

The person who was sent to set up your router asks you what you want your WiFi name to be, and in a panic, you tell them to just leave the name as is: H18YA91L. Now every time a friend asks for your WiFi name, you have to pull out a notebook where you keep the login information like a Neanderthal. The struggle is real—and it's time for the struggle to be over. So, we compiled 100 funny WiFi names including puns, references to your favorite shows, and just straight-up clever names below.

Of course, there are certain lines you don't want to cross, which is why we're kicking things off with a list of tips to use when coming up with your new network. Read on to get started!

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Tips and Tricks for Coming Up With a Funny Wi-Fi Name

Coming up with a truly great Wi-Fi name isn't easy, but it is possible. Check out the tips below for some help getting the ball rolling.

Be Unique, but Not Too Over the Top

We all love a clever internet invention, but don't make things too complicated. Stick to short, simple names that are easy to pronounce. Remember, you're going to want to keep this information top of mind and easy to access for your visitors. Pop culture references and punny titles typically work well here.

Avoid Offensive or Inappropriate Terms

It's your network and your decision, sure. But you also don't want to alienate or offend the people living around you. Don't forget, these names are discoverable by neighboring networks. You don't know who they belong to, and what their limits may be.

Don't Include Any Personal Information

Again, this information is public. You don't want to include any personal information, such as names, birthdays, or street addresses. While these things are easy to remember, they also leave you vulnerable to individuals who may use this information in ways other than you intended.

Cool Wi-Fi Names for Your Network

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  1. Pretty Fly for a Wi-Fi
  2. Bill Wi the Science Fi
  3. Yo Wi-Fi Loading
  4. Get Your Own Darn Wi-Fi
  5. I Love My Wi-Fi
  6. Where the Wild Pings Are
  7. Hotspot Life
  8. I am the Internet, AMA
  9. LAN Morrison
  10. Prohibited Connection
  11. Wi of the Figer
  12. Lan of the Free
  13. Loading…
  14. Wi-Fi So Serious
  15. No More Mr. Wi-Fi
  16. Connection Lost
  17. Area 51 Test Site
  18. Friendly Neighborhood SpiderLAN
  19. WiFi When You Can Drive
  20. Everyday I'm Buffering
  21. Lord of the Pings
  22. Just One Byte
  23. Nothing to Hack Here
  24. Caught in the Interweb
  25. Surveillance Van 3
  26. FreeVirus
  27. The Ping in the North
  28. Test Wi-Fi Please Ignore
  29. Smooth as a Buffer
  30. Wi-Me?
  31. Look Ma, No Wires!
  32. Darth Router
  33. Bad Error 313: Disconnect
  34. If You Can't Beat 'Em, Modem
  35. Drop It Like It's Hotspot
  36. Upload the Rain Download in Africa

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Funny Wi-Fi Names to Impress

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  1. FBI Surveillance Van
  2. Not a Virus
  3. The Password Is 1234
  4. Wi-Fi Network? Why Not Zoidberg?
  5. Routers of the Lost Ark
  6. Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wi-Fi
  7. I Can Haz Wi-Fi?
  8. Get Off My Lan
  9. VIRUS.EXE
  10. ????
  11. IP Frequently
  12. Feeling Routy
  13. Click Here for Viruses
  14. No Laughing Router
  15. Text ###-#### for Password
  16. America's Next Top Modem
  17. All Your Bandwidth Belong to the US
  18. Nacho Wi-Fi
  19. I Believe Wi Can Fi
  20. Help, I'm Trapped in the Router!
  21. Silence of the Lans
  22. Winternet is Coming
  23. Lans House
  24. Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Wi-Fi
  25. Nacho WiFi
  26. Call Me Maybe
  27. Use Me
  28. I'm Cheating on My Wi-Fi
  29. BuyAnotherCupYouCheapSkate
  30. LANnister Winternet
  31. Girls Gone Wireless
  32. No Free Wi-Fi Here

Clever Wi-Fi Names That Are Impossible to Forget

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  1. The Promised Lan
  2. Tell My Wi-Fi Love Her
  3. Byte Me
  4. Free CeX
  5. LAN of Milk and Honey
  6. Access Denied
  7. AOL Dial-up
  8. Very Slow Internet
  9. WiFi? Wi-Not?
  10. Log in Here!
  11. Pay $1 Per Hour
  12. Abandon Hope All Ye Who Connect
  13. Not in Range
  14. Bilbo Laggins
  15. Network Not Found
  16. No Wires Attached
  17. Another Brick in the Firewall
  18. Abraham Linksys
  19. You Can Haz Wireless
  20. Dora the Internet Explorer
  21. MayTheBandwidthBeWithYou
  22. Life in the Fast LAN
  23. Bandwidth
  24. Link Up
  25. I'm Feeling a Connection
  26. AAAAAAAAAA
  27. One Network to Rule Them All
  28. Password Is Gullible
  29. 404 Wi-Fi Unavailable
  30. Connecto Patronum
  31. Hack of All Trades
  32. Close Your Bathroom Curtains

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FAQ

How can you change your WiFi network name?

To change your WiFi network (also known as your network SSID, or service set identifier), follow the steps listed below:

  • Find your router's IP address
  • Open your web browser
  • Type the IP address into the search bar and hit "Enter"
  • Sign in with your existing username and password (this is not the same as your WiFi username and password)
  • Click on "Wireless" or "SSID settings"
  • Type in your new network name and password
  • Apply and save

What does "WiFi" mean?

Contrary to popular belief, "WiFi" is not actually an acronym. Though many believe it stands for "wireless fidelity," the term was introduced to replace its original title: IEEE 802.11b Direct Sequence. It was selected by a branding firm hired by the WECA back in 1999, in part due to its similarity to "Hi-Fi," or high fidelity.

Can I name my WiFi anything?

Network names cannot exceed 32 characters. Beyond that, there are very few restrictions in place on what you decide. However, you should avoid using vulgar or offensive terminology. It may not be illegal, but it can create a lot of bad blood with your neighbors.

Wrapping Up

That's it for our list of funny WiFi names, but be sure to check back in with us soon for more fun hacks! You can also sign up for our newsletter to enjoy similar kinds of content, as well as hit pieces on health, entertainment, and travel.

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