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50 Funny Wi-Fi Names to Impress Your Neighbors

Joel Lee Updated 07-12-2018

If you’ve just bought a brand new router The 5 Best Routers and Modems for Comcast Xfinity If you're a Comcast Xfinity subscriber, here are the best routers and modems for Comcast Xfinity internet plans. Read More , there are a handful of first steps that you should handle—such as picking a good name for the network SSID (service set identifier). Or if your network has had a generic name for some time, you should also consider changing it up to something more interesting.


A good SSID not only makes it easier to identify your network when connecting new devices (which “LINKSYS” is yours?), it can serve as a conversation starter when friends come over. It can also provide amusement for strangers when they browse for nearby networks and see yours in the list.

Here are some of the best Wi-Fi names you can use for your router. Leave a comment and tell us which ones you like best!

50 Funny Wi-Fi Names for Network SSIDs

“Funny” is subjective, so we’ll try to cover as wide a variety of ideas as we can. Hopefully you’ll find at least one or two that really stick out as awesome for you:

  1. Mom Use This One
  2. Abraham Linksys
  3. Benjamin FrankLAN
  4. Martin Router King
  5. John Wilkes Bluetooth
  6. Pretty Fly for a Wi-Fi
  7. Bill Wi the Science Fi
  8. I Believe Wi Can Fi
  9. Tell My Wi-Fi Love Her
  10. No More Mister Wi-Fi
  11. LAN Solo
  12. The LAN Before Time
  13. Silence of the LANs
  14. House LANister
  15. Winternet Is Coming
  16. Ping’s Landing
  17. The Ping in the North
  18. This LAN Is My LAN
  19. Get Off My LAN
  20. The Promised LAN
  21. The LAN Down Under
  22. FBI Surveillance Van 4
  23. Area 51 Test Site
  24. Drive-By Wi-Fi (for automobile hotspot)
  25. Planet Express (for automobile hotspot)
  26. Wu Tang LAN
  27. Darude LANstorm
  28. Never Gonna Give You Up
  29. Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wi-Fi
  30. Loading…
  31. Searching…
  33. Virus-Infected Wi-Fi
  34. Starbucks Wi-Fi
  35. Text ###-#### for Password
  36. Yell ____ for Password
  37. The Password Is 1234
  38. Free Public Wi-Fi
  39. No Free Wi-Fi Here
  40. Get Your Own Damn Wi-Fi
  41. It Hurts When IP
  42. Dora the Internet Explorer
  43. 404 Wi-Fi Unavailable
  44. Porque-Fi
  45. Titanic Syncing
  46. Test Wi-Fi Please Ignore
  47. Drop It Like It’s Hotspot
  48. Life in the Fast LAN
  49. The Creep Next Door
  50. Ye Olde Internet

Tips for Choosing a Clever Wi-Fi Name

Whether you decide to go with one of the SSIDs above or something else of your own creation, there are a few important guidelines that you should consider:

  • Aim for unique but memorable.
  • Never include personal information like your real name, address, apartment number, birthdate, etc.
  • Never make the SSID related to the network password.
  • Avoid provocative SSIDs that might make your network a prime target for hackers.

As long as you take those tips to heart, there aren’t many network security risks to worry about. And if you’re thinking about hiding your SSID to keep hackers away How to Hide Your Wi-Fi Network and Prevent It From Being Seen Wireless networks are less secure than wired networks. Want to hide your router? Here's how to do that and why you shouldn't. Read More , don’t bother—even if the SSID isn’t being broadcast, others can still find it using packet sniffers and probe requests.


How to Change Your Wi-Fi Name (Network SSID)

Once you’ve picked a name for your network, you actually have to change a setting on your router to make that name come to life.

This may not be as easy as snapping your fingers, but the process is rather straightforward—just follow the directions below closely and you’ll be fine, even if you’ve never done it before.

1. Log Into Your Router as Admin

Every router manufacturer provides its own unique admin panel software, and sometimes it can even differ from model to model, but the overall login procedure is pretty much the same for all of them. For what it’s worth, I’m on Windows 10 and have a TP-Link router, so that’s what you’ll see in the screenshots below.

Open up Command Prompt (search “Command Prompt” in the Start Menu) and type in the ipconfig command:


Windows 10 command-prompt ipconfig

In the results that show up, find Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi: and look under it for the item labeled Default Gateway. This is the IP address of your router. If you type it into the address bar of a web browser, you should see your router’s admin login page:

TP-Link Windows 10 router config admin login

Most of the time, or should work. If it doesn’t, you’ll need to look up the instructions in your router’s manual to see if there are any special steps. For example, sometimes the login address is an actual URL like


As for admin login credentials, you can find the defaults for your router in the manual as well. However, admin / admin is a popular combo used by many manufacturers, followed by admin / password and admin / 1234.

If those don’t work, check out to see credentials for your specific model.

2. Change the Router’s SSID

Once you’ve logged in, look for the navigation bar. For me, all of the options are along the left in a sidebar. For you, it might be sprawled across the top or bottom of the page, or it might be in a dropdown menu that’s tucked away into a corner.

Windows 10 TP-Link router config sidebar navigation


Look for a section called Wireless, Wireless Networks, Wi-Fi, Wireless Settings, or anything along those lines. Click it and you should be brought to a page that lets you edit the router’s SSID, though it might have a more user-friendly label, like Wireless Network Name in my case.

Windows 10 router wireless network SSID

Type in the new SSID, click Save, and you’re done. Note that this will disconnect ALL devices, forcing them to reconnect to the newly named network (because in the eyes of a device, the old network no longer exists and the different name indicates a new network).

3. Tweak Other Router Settings (Optional)

Since you’re already logged into your router, we recommend tweaking a few other settings in order to optimize your internet performance and increase the security of your connections.

You definitely should change both the admin login password and the public-facing password that people use to connect to your network. The former should be under System Tools (or something similar), while the latter should be under Wireless Security (or something similar). In either case, make sure the password is a strong one 7 Password Mistakes That Will Likely Get You Hacked The worst passwords of 2015 have been released, and they're quite worrying. But they show that it's absolutely critical to strengthen your weak passwords, with just a few simple tweaks. Read More .

Other settings to change include turning off Wi-Fi Protected Setup How to Configure Your Router to Make Your Home Network Really Secure Default router settings put your network at risk, allowing freeloading strangers to squeeze nadwidth and potentially commit crimes. Use our summary to configure your standard router settings to prevent unauthorized access to your network. Read More , using WPA2 instead of WPA or WEP WEP vs. WPA vs. WPA2 vs. WPA3: Wi-Fi Security Types Explained There are many types of wireless security but which should you be using? Which Wi-Fi is most secure: WEP, WPA, WPA2, or WPA3? Read More , and enabling the built-in firewall if it exists Why Your Router Is a Security Risk (And How to Fix It) Read More . You should also get acquainted with the page that shows all devices that are connected to the router. This can be an effective first step if you ever think there are suspicious devices on your network How to Check Your Wi-Fi Network for Suspicious Devices Are you worried that strangers or hackers might be on your Wi-Fi network? Here's how you can check and how to do something about it. Read More .

Lastly, you’ll want to go over our list of the most important router features to use—like port forwarding, quality of service, guest access, and parental controls—and make sure they’re all configured properly on your network.

What Are the Most Creative Wi-Fi Names You’ve Seen?

Note that your Wi-Fi network SSID has nothing to do with its public hotspot functionality Is Your Router a Public Hotspot? Here's What It Means Not many people are aware that their ISP-issued routers are being used as public hotspots that anyone can access. Here's what that means and why you may want to disable that feature. Read More , assuming your router can be a public hotspot in the first place. The hotspot network is separate from your home network and usually has a designated name like xfinitywifi or Verizon Wi-Fi. Have fun!

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  1. Michael Turner
    August 18, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    "Samsung Galaxy Note7" I had that for a while on my Huawei phone tethering hotspot.

  2. K
    March 6, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    My WiFi is named WifeEye

  3. Carrie Oki
    October 17, 2018 at 9:15 am

    NOYDB for None of Your Damn Business

  4. Sean Jean
    October 17, 2018 at 8:49 am

    I am currently connected through my "No networks found!" wifi.
    I also cast, through it, to my "No devices found!" Chromecast.

  5. Maryon Jeane
    October 17, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Funniest one was I came across recently while I was out and needing a connection in the suburbs: 'Feel Free to Use My Grans WiFi'...!

  6. John Brooking
    October 16, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    If your private network is "This LAN is my LAN", I think you definitely need to also provide "This LAN is your LAN" for your guests.

  7. Mark Tristan R. Ocampo
    October 7, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    I like that VIRUS.EXE name. I'll try that one time. LOL!

    I'm thinking of changing ours to any of the ff.:
    1. Bluetooth
    2. No signal
    3. Disconnected
    4. Enter your Bank PIN code #

    Or I might also try naming it similar to one of the neighbors', but with only a different character.

  8. Andrew Fehr
    October 5, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Scrawny Clown Snatch

    Don't know how many people are going to get this one.

  9. Mortal Enema
    January 4, 2018 at 7:09 pm

    All Your Base

  10. raj
    September 28, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Leave empty blank space

  11. Ivan Alfredo Maminta
    September 13, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Router Limits

  12. Sean
    August 11, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I use FBIVan2

  13. Richard
    August 11, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    My favorite I saw was "Nacho" as in not yo' WiFi.

  14. Alain Denommee
    August 5, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    10.00$-minute seems to work well for me getting free loaders of my net.

  15. lan solo
    July 1, 2017 at 9:21 am

    "send nudes" SSID should be on the list

  16. David
    June 5, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    I've been using Wi-Fi-Fo-Fum for about a year now. It amuses the guests.

  17. Peter
    June 1, 2017 at 10:43 am

    My Routers ssid is NAEIDEA (scottish Dialect for NO IDEA

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  19. gcat
    April 18, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    The FBI Surveillance Van is so cliche. I've worked for an ISP. SOOO CLICHE!
    Most of the others on this list are interesting.
    I suggest using something that blends in with other WIFI in the neighborhood. You don't want to attract attention. Don't identify yourself or your location. Also, do NOT hide you WIFI network name (SSID), there is no protect in that. Only use WPA2 and AES. Make your WIFI password (PSK) long and nothing to do with your SSID or any personal info. Change the password to log into your router, because anyone who can connect to your Wifi can try and log into your router. MAC filtering isn't an security method, but could help if you have kids who you want to keep offline during certain time of days. Unless they are smart enough to download software that can spoof MAC addresses and bypass that.

  20. Thomas Kainz
    April 18, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Mine: pennygetyourownwifi (nocaps)!

  21. John
    April 17, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Mine had the phone/internet guys stumped for several minutes when they came out for a line repair...

    Error 404 - Network Not Found

  22. Peter Leswell
    April 17, 2017 at 11:03 am

    My wi fi is called Nae Idea :-)


  23. Abhisek
    April 17, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Mine is Christopher NoLAN.

  24. Anne C
    April 17, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Not the WiFi you're looking for

  25. DavidB
    April 6, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Mine is BetterThanATT-WellKindOf

  26. Bill Chaney
    January 22, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    I like mine, it reminds me of an encrypted password field: ********

  27. Bill Chaney
    January 22, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I like the one I'm using, it reminds me of an encrypted password field: ********

  28. Mel
    January 8, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    Along with LAN Solo...LANdo Calrissian. Or Bothan Spynet. Secret Rebel Wi-Fi. Obi-LAN Kenobi.

    My Star Wars one would probably be "Star Wars Legends is the true canon".

  29. elJajo
    November 21, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    I called mine "Too much Wifi".
    I might rename it to "SSid Vicious". Or "Why fight ?"

  30. Robert Bryant
    October 2, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Byte my butt.
    Phucque Ewe (say it phonetically)

  31. Bob Marley
    September 21, 2016 at 2:37 am

    I named mine North_Korea for a while once. That was because I couldn't get it to work for several days so it seemed more like a LAN than Internet access

    • Joel Lee
      September 24, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Lol, clever. Though have you heard? Apparently North Korea's internet was open to the outside world for a bit recently. ;)

  32. John
    September 20, 2016 at 4:36 am


    • Joel Lee
      September 24, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      Haha, I get it. :)

  33. Sai Kiran
    September 17, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    These names are unique and funny . As far as i know there are names like "Here we are to Loot your Wifi" seens funny right? haha

    • Joel Lee
      September 20, 2016 at 12:54 am

      Haha, that's a good one. Are you using a humorous name for your own router, Sai?

      • Sai Kiran
        November 3, 2016 at 4:31 pm

        yes, right now i'm using one from the above suggested list. :)

  34. Michael
    September 16, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    The best ssid name I have seen was "MegaVirus"

    • Joel Lee
      September 20, 2016 at 12:53 am

      Sounds ominous! What SSID are you using for your own router, if you don't mind me asking, Michael?

  35. Sebastian
    September 16, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Why shouldn´t you include personal information in the ssid?

  36. Sebastian
    September 16, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    Why shouldn't you include information like apartment number when choosing an ssid? Will it help a hacker to know who's wifi they're hacking?
    Besides, by using a wifi analyzer you could probably find out who's wifi it is anyway.

    • Alain D
      September 19, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      20$ fee to log in... this is a real put off when tou see it on a wi-fi name!

    • Joel Lee
      September 20, 2016 at 12:53 am

      Hey Sebastian, you're right that people could potentially find you in other ways. The note about not including any personal information is just a general rule of thumb for privacy and safety: give up as little information as you can, and only when absolutely necessary.