Funny WiFi Names

Funny WiFi Names

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Funny Wi-Fi Names refer to screenshots of humorous or witty service set identifiers (SSIDs), commonly referred to as "Wi-Fi network names," that are publicly displayed on any wireless network-enabled device.


The earliest use of the term Wi-Fi to describe the technology that allows devices to connect to the internet wirelessly was in 1999. The name was chosen at least partly because it sounded like the already common term "hi-fi," which stands for high fidelity.[9] The first definition of "Wi-Fi" on Urban Dictionary[8] was added on October 12th, 2003, by user Dave who described it as, “Wireless ethernet. The most common standard is 802.11b.” On December 20th, 2008, list site Oddee[7] published a post titled “Funny WiFi Network Names.” As of January 2014, the post has over 230,000 views.


On March 23rd, 2010, The Huffington Post[1] published a post titled “Funny WiFi Names: The Most INAPPROPRIATEWireless Network Names Ever," which was subsequently updated on May 25th, 2011 with even more examples. On July 20th, 2010, the Tumblr blog Funny WiFi[2] was launched. A similar Tumblr that also collects funny WiFi screenshots, Pretty Fly for a WiFi[3], posted its first screen shot on July 22nd, 2011.

Select a Wi-Fi Network BLUETEETH PlanetFink Treasure Isle wtf yogurberry Cancel Coastal ConSelect a Wi-Fi Network linksys MINI MINI MARKET My Internet is better... Rabbit Habits Sparky ~ CancelSelect a Wi-Fi Network AOEE bees knees brooklyn CONNECTME cupcakesandsprinkles ? Cancel

Humor site Smosh[4] posted a list of "18 Crazy Wifi Names" on March 20th, 2012, and tech site Gizmodo[5] began a thread asking their readers for the funniest Wi-Fi network names on February 17th, 2013. A similar thread was started on Reddit's /r/AskReddit/ [6] on May 7th. As of January 2014 the thread has over 800 comments.

Notable Examples

Wi-Fi: On Turn Wi-Fi Off V yell PENIS for password BTHub4-XP3R BTWifi-with-FON virginmedia5109305 Join Other Network.. Create Network... Open Network Preferences...10:45 AM ④ 61 %国 Wi-Fi Networks Wi-Fi ON Choose a Network... 936F-A Ermahgerd Hertspert retail-P Other... Ask to Join Networks ON Known networks will be joined automatically. If no known networks are available, you will be asked before joining a new network.(2:40) Mon 8:21 PM AirPort: On Turn AirPort Off No network selected 2WIRE112 2WIRE193 2WIRE474 2WIRE696 BERKELEY3rd Caitlin stop using our internet! One Pineapple Sack TRENDnet Other... Create Network... Use Interference Robustness Open Internet Connect...Currently connected to: Peachtree Internet access Wireless Network Connection Peachtree Demeter's Revenge Icanhereyouhavingsex linksys Beebums GABBAR LocalBakery Connected Open Network and Sharing CenterlPetro... E 8:03 PM Settings Wi-Fi Networks Wi-Fi ON Choose a Network... NETGEAR Unable to join the network WillUmarryMe?" illUma ther.. DismissS Ask to Join Networks ON Known networks will be joined automatically. If no known networks are available, you will be asked before joining a new network.Wirelessi Patel apple lori NetGear applecart Patel-guest HPJ610a.FC22FB Landicho Aunt Mildred I love you Other Network Other Network Open Network and Sharing Center

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External References

[1] The Huffington Post – Funny WiFi Names: The Most INAPPROPRIATE Wireless Network Names Ever

[2] Tumblr (via Wayback Machine) – Funny WiFi

[3] Tumblr (via Wayback Machine) – Pretty Fly for a WiFi

[4] Smosh (via Wayback Machine) – 18 Crazy WiFi Names

[5] Gizmodo – What's the Best Wi-Fi Network Name You've Ever Seen

[6] Reddit – What's the best WiFi name you've seen?

[7] Oddee – Funny WiFi Network Names

[8] Urban Dictionary – Wi-Fi

[9] The Economist – A Brief History of Wi-Fi

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