#1883 – Nuts

I’m not sure what is weirder, the bizarre joke wi-fi names I see or the ones where I can tell what house in the neighborhood it is. “I hope the Wilsons don’t piss off the 13 year old hacker next door because “Wilson family wireless” will be a sure target.”

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17 thoughts on “#1883 – Nuts”

  1. reynard61 says:

    Where’s the most obvious one? (“Nut House”)

  2. Mr Derp says:

    Mine’s Surveillance Van.

  3. Swithchlord says:

    Mine’s “What are you looking at?” also need “Nutting to see here” on the list…

  4. Justin says:

    I had a neighbour whose wifi name was “d-link” with no security. My laptop at the time was set up to connect to unsecured networks if the preferred network was unavailable. I did some heavy downloading one month, and then realized that for about a week or so my router was down. Next month the “d-link” wifi was gone, and in its place was “F%&k Off” with a password.

    1. kingklash says:

      I did the same thing. Didn’t get the snarky name, but it suddenly got security all up ins. I might name the work router something off-putting, but what?

      I’m thinking of buying a WiFi antenna that supposedly has a 1/3 mile range (don’t know if it’s diameter or radius, I’m leaning towards diameter), and since I live about four blocks from work, I might be able to connect here from there.

      1. jammit says:

        The 1/3 mile is directional. You have to point it in the direction of the router.

        1. kingklash says:

          Good to know. If I can get one, it’ll be fun to aim it in random directions.

    2. boog says:

      One time I found someone had an SSID of “Linksys”. So I hopped on, and out of curiosity tried going to (the admin IP address) and I got a login screen. So out of curiosity I tried admin/admin, and I was logged in.

      I thought about securing it for them, but then realized that they probably wouldn’t appreciate that.

      1. Justin says:

        I used to work with a guy who did something similar – found an unsecured network, connected, found that the home computer on that network had their entire hard disk shared. He then printed off a resume with their address, knocked on their door, handed the guy his own resume, and said “I’ll put some security on your network for you for $50”

    3. Argus says:

      The car dealer where I took my previous car for service had free wireless in the waiting room. Originally, it was “Linksys” with no password. My laptop wasn’t set to automatically connect to unsecured networks, but it was set to connect to networks it remembers. That memory didn’t distinguish between the dealer’s wireless and that of one of my mom’s neighbors. My home wireless is set to not be visible (which I know won’t stop everyone, but it should at least avoid clutter in the other apartments around mine).

  5. The only wifi name I’ve seen that didn’t look like random computer gibberish (except for my own wifi name) was some name that looked like it could be the name of some evil overlord… I don’t remember exactly what the name was, though, and I have no idea who it could belong to…

  6. infrapinklizzard says:

    The funniest one I’ve seen was “Two Girls One Router”.

  7. Axonite says:

    I guess squirrels would have to have wi-fi – otherwise they’d be tempted to chew on the network cables!

  8. reynard61 says:

    One of the funniest ones I’ve seen is “HEY YOU KIDS GET OFF MY LAN”.

  9. jammit says:

    My SSID is named “FBI router no. 3”

  10. pbarnrob says:

    our Guest segment (isolated from our network) is named OpenWireless.org, and unprotected (see there for why).

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