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The Best Router and Home Network Names

By January 6, 2008

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At the Oh Punk! blog, folks have been discussing the names (SSIDs) of home network routers. Most will agree that default is a really boring name. Pookie is a little bit better, but not much.

So what is your all time favorite router name? Add it to the Comments section below, and see how it compares to other suggestions from our readers:
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Comments
January 8, 2008 at 2:56 am
(1) compnetworking says:

I’ll start it off:

retuor

(‘router’ spelled backwards)

January 8, 2008 at 1:22 pm
(2) DinoFelis says:

one of the names used in the past …RobertPlant.

January 8, 2008 at 1:55 pm
(3) Trix says:

I went with cartoon…as in…cartoon network

January 8, 2008 at 1:57 pm
(4) Guinness66 says:

Guinness

Well, it IS the ‘Gateway’ to happiness!

January 8, 2008 at 3:06 pm
(5) SimCard says:

Roto – a paean to those pronounce the word router with an Aussie accent.

January 9, 2008 at 12:32 am
(6) Hylton says:

It is teh gate to all knowledge and heaven for some so why not ‘Pearlygates’

January 10, 2008 at 7:29 pm
(7) Jarrod says:

Sol – simple and central!

January 15, 2008 at 8:31 am
(8) Ohpunk says:

As I said on my post mine is: BlackBriar (darn Bourne films.. lol)
** Shaun **
My awesome blog: ohpunk.blogspot.com

-

January 17, 2008 at 11:44 am
(9) larry says:

i have 3—skellig
epitome
fatboy

April 11, 2008 at 5:07 pm
(10) one of the greats says:

Access Denied

July 7, 2008 at 5:04 pm
(11) user says:

I’ve always been a fan of “press1now”

July 13, 2008 at 12:47 pm
(12) Brent Thompson says:

virusinstaller

October 3, 2008 at 10:33 pm
(13) idk says:

i put mine as “Not Available”..lol

October 9, 2008 at 12:10 am
(14) David says:

I went for Nimda – I dare you to connect!

November 6, 2008 at 11:43 pm
(15) Quake says:

“Virus”. How bout that!

November 7, 2008 at 9:23 pm
(16) zx says:

The Iron Lotus

November 16, 2008 at 8:50 am
(17) Othiambo says:

I went with Ecalibur as in the sword for king Arther

November 18, 2008 at 3:21 pm
(18) Genise says:

Gotcha

November 18, 2008 at 3:54 pm
(19) David says:

2 networks –
evil trifecta and “Get your virus here”

November 18, 2008 at 4:26 pm
(20) jennym says:

I went with Hal, you know, from 2001: A Space Odyssey. But after reading some of these posts I’m inclined to change it to ‘get your virus here’.

December 14, 2008 at 10:32 pm
(21) Brian says:

Here are several that I have and have seen.
I have five: alpha/bravo/charlie/delta/echo

Some good ones I have found:
Nothingtoseeheremovealongnow
teh_interwebz
Get_your_own
youfoundme

February 20, 2009 at 7:56 pm
(22) Awesome says:

SkyNet

March 1, 2009 at 3:31 am
(23) Raymond says:

Trojan Horse

April 8, 2009 at 8:33 am
(24) dedd says:

the password is..

this would be a funny one

May 20, 2009 at 10:56 am
(25) Nick says:

rofl at some of these names… “SkyNet” and “virusinstaller”…

How about “seXBox”?

July 20, 2009 at 10:59 am
(26) Kate says:

Aorta

August 20, 2009 at 12:49 am
(27) tye says:

You are all BORING.

“Abraham Linksys”

September 29, 2009 at 3:42 am
(28) Phil says:

“(5) SimCard says:

Roto a paean to those pronounce the word router with an Aussie accent.”

You’re a freakn nev mate, wtf is roto, should be “rowta” if anything.

Anyway, I like the name Escher, after M. C. Escher and his great artworks, especially Drawing Hands. Plays on the notion of paradoxy and looping. Take a look.

December 4, 2009 at 11:54 pm
(29) ProfessorX says:

Two that I like to use…

“Luke WiFi Walker” and “Starfleet Communications”

~Ed

December 7, 2009 at 7:34 pm
(30) Brian says:

jarvis – let me know if you get that one.

January 23, 2010 at 1:59 am
(31) Jeff says:

“Series Of Tubes”

January 23, 2010 at 10:10 am
(32) Reno says:

“Remote Hard Drive Formatting Utility”

All are welcome to log in!

January 26, 2010 at 12:36 pm
(33) Guinness66 says:

‘Jarvis’ – The butler from the Avengers?

January 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm
(34) Carl Pridemore says:

Mine is named: Boomerang

January 26, 2010 at 5:59 pm
(35) jb says:

Not Found

January 26, 2010 at 6:40 pm
(36) bill says:

how about
DEATH STAR

February 21, 2010 at 11:38 am
(37) W32/Alphx.worm.a says:

I periodically visit http://www.whatexe.com and choose a virus name from their “Top Threats” list. My router SSID is currently named “W32.Mydoom.I@mm” because, even though it’s secured with WPA2 encryption, who’d want to take a chance and click on a link like that?

March 30, 2010 at 4:08 am
(38) yOe says:

Carlos “chuck” Norris
who wanto connect to this without permission =)

April 24, 2010 at 3:44 pm
(39) matthewbe says:

I put it as “Other…”

April 30, 2010 at 2:05 am
(40) sLeasl says:

virus.executable.funhouse

May 10, 2010 at 4:34 pm
(41) try this says:

FBI_surveillance_van_2712

Of course I change the number on a regular basis to keep my neighbors on edge

May 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm
(42) ali says:

how about “Access Denied”

June 5, 2010 at 6:38 pm
(43) bowman says:

BonusTurtleMeat.

I watch too much 30 Rock…

June 10, 2010 at 12:37 am
(44) schwabbl says:

“worst name ever”

June 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm
(45) clay says:

mine right now is
“captain front butt”

June 26, 2010 at 9:16 pm
(46) Ali says:

‘your neighbor’

July 9, 2010 at 5:25 pm
(47) Kriter says:

I believe in (future)shock therapy too. “NSA.TST.4160-1″
Hello? Big Brother? Can I have a VIRUS please?

July 14, 2010 at 10:15 am
(48) Crooked says:

Paper. Like paper router

August 20, 2010 at 11:43 pm
(49) Sirez says:

LoL at some of these…but there all nothing compared to my favorite…

GodLivesHere

I scanned that one going through the desert once and was like “wtf mate? DAD turn around god lives in that mobile home!” LoLoLoLoL

August 25, 2010 at 3:12 am
(50) Robbyp says:

My routers name was “Oh Baby Click Me” and “wanna click on me”

August 27, 2010 at 10:19 pm
(51) cbanbury says:

ID-10T-3rr

September 7, 2010 at 7:55 pm
(52) Francesco says:

“I Will Hack You”

September 30, 2010 at 8:26 am
(53) Mazzy says:

“Press Alt-F4 to Connect”

December 31, 2010 at 12:05 am
(54) Rob says:

went with

A-Series-Of-Tubes

January 1, 2011 at 6:20 pm
(55) Jonny D says:

The Pentagon

January 4, 2011 at 4:42 pm
(56) Don_Q says:

“Not_Yours”

January 4, 2011 at 7:37 pm
(57) Nathaniel Gildersleeve says:

I have a D-Link router. I named it linksys.

January 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm
(58) nateg says:

My dogs name Abby’s!

January 6, 2011 at 3:20 pm
(59) Gregory G says:

My SSID is “Rollbar”

January 6, 2011 at 5:46 pm
(60) Dave says:

Mine is Hidden.

January 13, 2011 at 8:25 pm
(61) A Guy says:

AirPort

Or

Hackulous

January 15, 2011 at 11:15 am
(62) Bro says:

Virus Detected!

January 16, 2011 at 5:25 am
(63) flowers says:

You must live by me because I’m seeing Fbi surveillance van #173

January 29, 2011 at 11:13 pm
(64) somebody says:

Everybodydie….because who wouldn’t want to click on that?

February 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm
(65) Jeembo says:

The best ones I have seen are:

“we can hear you having sex” and

“I’m under your bed”

February 19, 2011 at 7:14 pm
(66) nelly says:

Wu Tang Lan

February 21, 2011 at 12:48 pm
(67) sureshot22 says:

Moe’s Tavern

March 9, 2011 at 4:11 pm
(68) Ric says:

Jarvis is from the computer name on Ironman.
My suggestions would be:
“Beam_me_up_Scottie” and “Phallic_Caput”
You figure that last one out!

March 19, 2011 at 4:43 pm
(69) Beth says:

mine’s called nacho, as in nacho router :o )

March 28, 2011 at 10:26 pm
(70) Andrew says:

“Virus Detected by Network!”

I hacked your cell phone

May 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm
(71) Ellie says:

one of my neighbors’ is randylovesbighairytesticles. I just got my router today and I was really tempted to name it bighairytesticlesloverandy. but I won’t. :D

June 13, 2011 at 9:21 pm
(72) jknights says:

” NETWORK NOT FOUND”

June 26, 2011 at 1:10 am
(73) Rob says:

Stuxnet

June 27, 2011 at 2:03 pm
(74) r007 9aNda says:

Fly like a wifi

June 28, 2011 at 10:43 am
(75) Jack says:

“More Cowbell”

June 30, 2011 at 6:22 am
(76) Tom White says:

I like SkyNet and the FBI van idea (would have to be MI6 as I live in the UK)

I live at number 30 and my ISP is Sky so I came up with the idea of “SKYat30″.

June 30, 2011 at 6:23 am
(77) Tom says:

“your_mum”

July 11, 2011 at 1:34 am
(78) Jordan Ellis says:

And the winner is:

NachoWifi

August 9, 2011 at 5:55 pm
(79) altsysrq says:

My favorite was from a post I saw a while back.

“We_can_hear_you_having_sex”

August 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm
(80) Winter says:

mine is the wireless g spot since it’s a g-router

September 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm
(81) Jason says:

“HeyUGetOffMyLAN”

September 16, 2011 at 4:19 pm
(82) Jason says:

“router-IHardlyKnowHer”

September 17, 2011 at 5:34 pm
(83) James says:

Mine is “Archangel Network”
from Doctor Who

September 20, 2011 at 12:09 am
(84) kel says:

HionWifi

September 20, 2011 at 3:15 pm
(85) RouterKing says:

As i once was a US soldier i like to remind people that live around me so i keep the people guessing “5th Signal Command “

September 20, 2011 at 3:15 pm
(86) Bill says:

DEATH STAR

September 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm
(87) ichido says:

Mine is ” “.
That’s HIDDEN ;-)

September 21, 2011 at 9:48 am
(88) Ron says:

My neighbor is an annoying Cowboys fan living in new york….so I had to:
SSID: Cowboys SUCK

we dont talk much anymore:)

September 22, 2011 at 7:10 pm
(89) lambdadad says:

hard drive reformat in progress

September 27, 2011 at 9:59 pm
(90) Johnny P says:

I live in Louisiana. Background info: We do not have counties here, only parishes. (Same thing, different name).

I live in Terribonne Parish.

I live in a neighborhood with many alleged drug dealers and the like.

Terribonne Parish Sheriff Office (TPSO)

Knowing this info, my wireless network name is:
TPSO Surveillance Van 2

October 4, 2011 at 4:28 am
(91) ange says:

‘the LAN before time’…my absolute favourite. or ‘pretty fly for a wifi’

October 21, 2011 at 11:32 am
(92) kneverknow says:

Stiffler’sMom

October 22, 2011 at 2:35 am
(93) Anon says:

“56k-Modem”

No visitors so far…

October 29, 2011 at 3:23 pm
(94) tom says:

BillWiTheScienceFi

November 10, 2011 at 4:47 am
(95) Trey says:

Mine is, “Luke, I am your Fahjha”

November 12, 2011 at 10:10 am
(96) ideaa13 says:

FBI under surveillance

FBI Protected Access

December 20, 2011 at 7:05 pm
(97) guy2213 says:

Pretty Fly For A Wifi

December 29, 2011 at 10:51 pm
(98) Damien St.Charles says:

just changed mine to “CIA_safehouse_3″

January 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm
(99) Symptom says:

This is my favorite name…..

FBI Van 1

January 23, 2012 at 12:28 am
(100) Charlie says:

Vaiation on the theme:

“PrettyFly4AWiFI”?

January 23, 2012 at 12:52 pm
(101) Juan says:

I go with…

…EpsteinsMothersDoctor

February 1, 2012 at 2:27 pm
(102) Dhaundre says:

Mine is “THEN I TOOK AN ARROW IN THE KNEE”

February 16, 2012 at 9:34 pm
(103) PRATEEK CHAUDHARY says:

my wi-fi name is-c:\virus.exe

February 18, 2012 at 10:55 am
(104) sixsixsixseth says:

BabySealClub

February 23, 2012 at 5:32 am
(105) habib 960t says:

mine is Habib’s Wifi

March 10, 2012 at 12:19 am
(106) not ur average joe-ette says:

Best one ive seen:
BillWi-thescience-FI.

but im naming mine:
PrettyFly-for-a-WiFi

just cuz i nerd it up like that

May 11, 2012 at 9:15 pm
(107) xsparkaflame says:

2girls1router

May 17, 2012 at 10:59 pm
(108) Nate says:

I was trying to create a unique name and google gave me a link to this page haha. I think I am going with “KGB Secure Database”, or just something with the KGB. Nobody messes with them…

May 18, 2012 at 9:22 am
(109) Dan says:

I’ve seen this near my daughter’s apartment:

( . )( . )

My favorite by far!

May 26, 2012 at 7:23 am
(110) Serpent says:

Always a good choice:

8==D

Also, I had a user connect to my network (before password protecting it) called Peter-MacBook, so I renamed the network:

Peter Stop Stealing My Internet

June 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm
(111) Riley says:

My favourite is Serveilance_Van_9

June 13, 2012 at 3:39 pm
(112) Alessandro Santos says:

“Vogon Constructor Fleet – Ship #247″

June 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm
(113) Russell Coover says:

An unknown neighbor has one called “no connection”. Since it is unsecured, I decided to connect. Unfortunately, it was not connected to the internet or to any computers. Why the wireless router is broadcasting? I have no idea.

June 16, 2012 at 8:44 pm
(114) jes says:

Mine is Teabag0

June 21, 2012 at 6:17 am
(115) ughherm says:

ours is “Winter is Coming.”

June 28, 2012 at 5:40 am
(116) ric says:

“GetUrOwn” for wifi stealer

July 3, 2012 at 1:14 am
(117) Lisbeth says:

“Asphyxia 1.3″ after the hacking program used in the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

July 7, 2012 at 11:27 am
(118) KeenJeffrey says:

You Must Be 18 or Above to Read This Comment:

My favorite SSID is: Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo
Those who’ve served in the Military and/or any Rescue Personnel will get this immediately.

HINT:
It’s a 4 letter word; Adults do it, Bees do it; Often heard during rush hour traffic and followed by the 3 letter word: Yankee Oscar Uniform.

July 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm
(119) scooper82 says:

Amanda Hugginkis
“Eat my shorts”

July 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm
(120) C A G says:

My router’s name is GENESIS

August 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm
(121) vrjake81 says:

thank you for using WEP

August 7, 2012 at 9:07 am
(122) Dice says:

Mine is simply:

.– .. ..-. ..

Which in morse code is ” Wifi “

August 8, 2012 at 9:26 am
(123) mr. powell says:

Mine at my apartment is

“Hide Yo Kids Hide Yo WiFi”

My friend’s is:

Bronet

August 20, 2012 at 11:39 am
(124) Drewdad says:

I read your E-mail

August 22, 2012 at 1:17 pm
(125) Scott says:

“The Gibson”

September 2, 2012 at 3:50 am
(126) Dave says:

Dagobah System

September 5, 2012 at 11:46 pm
(127) jz says:

How about “IT HURTS WHEN IP”

September 11, 2012 at 12:10 pm
(128) Mario says:

i live near a chinese restaurant called golden city…this is how i named my wifi

“GOLDENCITY Deliver Cats for FREE”

October 2, 2012 at 12:30 am
(129) RC says:

I have mine set up as

Shadynasty (Pronounced “SHA-Dynasty”, From an It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia TV Show)

I’ve seen one called: The Dharma Initiative

October 5, 2012 at 7:36 pm
(130) Aten says:

MiDixiWrecked

October 18, 2012 at 7:59 pm
(131) Mad Hatter says:

Nuclear Launch detected…..

October 28, 2012 at 1:58 am
(132) Desert Rat says:

I tend to keep people from away with “malware” (and for those who don’t, I have a nasty honeypot)

An old band buddy of mine uses “Stairway” (yes, from the classic Zep tune from the early 70s that we used to trade off playing the lead riffs during our gigs)

Of course, another (the bass player from the same band – I’ve never found a bass player who’s misfiring on at least two cylinders) thinks it’s cool with “NSA”, “DHS”, and “CIA”

Finally, an old friend with whom I used to watch the daily Watergate hearings in ’73 (chaired by our hero “Sudden” Sam Ervin – the self-described “good ‘ol country lawyer from North Carolina”) has gone with “mujahideen” … I’m still trying to figure out that one

October 31, 2012 at 6:21 pm
(133) Ed says:

Mine is “Uranus”

November 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm
(134) teck22 says:

the best name for a wireless network is

virus.exe

November 4, 2012 at 6:44 am
(135) Ugabuk says:

The best I’ve seen are :

“Mom Click Here For Internet”

“”

(networks with hidden bssid appear like this in network hacking tools like airodump )

“ICanHearYourWifeCheatingOnYou”

November 10, 2012 at 1:53 pm
(136) marcozark says:

my current iteration:
C:\gullible.virus.exe

December 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm
(137) John says:

I rename mine from time to time. Some I’ve used are;
“IWANTURCREDITCARD”
“GETURIDSTOLENHERE”
“ITSMYROUTER”
“ILIKTOREADURMAIL”
“IGOTURCREDITCARD”
“ILLPUTURLIFONUTUBE”
and a host of others.

But, the neighbors don’t complain…

December 28, 2012 at 11:21 am
(138) jake says:

Mine and my ladies is onedoesnotsimplylogintoMordor

January 1, 2013 at 3:42 pm
(139) SM says:

mine is ‘xoxoGossipGirl’ :P might change it to ‘Funhouse’

January 26, 2013 at 2:24 am
(140) TJ Breezy says:

Mine is…
NETGEAR13

January 26, 2013 at 6:42 pm
(141) Me says:

My was:

NOT4U

but it looks too neutral now ….

January 27, 2013 at 7:54 pm
(142) John says:

I put FBI station 3

February 1, 2013 at 4:56 pm
(143) icanseeu says:

@Marcozark, you are either in range of my wi-fi analyzer and we are neighbors, or your idea has been replicated. I see C:\gullible.virus.exe right now :)

February 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm
(144) RICHARD says:

mine is now being changed to c:dharma,pearl.islandnet
outdated LOST reference…

February 7, 2013 at 11:54 pm
(145) Lawson says:

My Net work name is

Skyfall

February 21, 2013 at 7:00 am
(146) raj says:

U can’t Steal kid but U can beg

February 22, 2013 at 2:44 pm
(147) ksl64 says:

I have:

Iseeyou
iViruz
DeadLink

March 6, 2013 at 7:34 pm
(148) Ian Crane says:

In the past I’ve used “PacketMan” and Tesla (for the Great Radio Controversy). Currently using the even lower profile, RFID. I just got a new router and am trying to decide on the SSID once again. This decision is taking longer than the setup will.

March 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm
(149) MrEd says:

All connections in my house currently running.

1) Who’s Dog is shi*ting in my Yard? <– without the * 2.4ghz
2) STOP FEEDING THE FERAL CATS! <– 2.4ghz
3) Violators are fair game in my yard! <– 2.4ghz

4) Click Here For Viruses. <– 2.4ghz
5) Moe's House of Pizza <– 2.4ghz
6) $9.95/hr <– 5ghz connection

March 27, 2013 at 9:43 pm
(150) nithin says:

BoysNextDoor

March 30, 2013 at 5:56 pm
(151) Ignatius J> Reily says:

Vrius and Spam Headquarters

April 1, 2013 at 12:08 pm
(152) Chris says:

“Number12arewankers”.

I don’t like my neighbours ;)

Although, pretty fly for a WIFI is brilliant!

April 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm
(153) suman says:

as a biologist i prefer: “Genome”

May 18, 2013 at 12:44 pm
(154) DCinFL says:

NoMoFreeNet4U

June 6, 2013 at 2:58 am
(155) daz says:

i name mine after famous (and not so famous) painters

July 2, 2013 at 9:19 pm
(156) JOHN K says:

I went with FBI Surveillance Van 9 , the “9″ I put randomly.

July 17, 2013 at 11:54 pm
(157) Rex says:

My wireless router is:

Area 51

August 13, 2013 at 1:40 pm
(158) Ravi J says:

“Get Off My Lawn”

August 16, 2013 at 4:22 pm
(159) DisPeggy says:

Best I’ve seen so far is:

Amish-Wireless

Shouldn’t have many users….

August 30, 2013 at 12:24 pm
(160) Clay Simpson says:

I use the name: FBI Van

September 18, 2013 at 10:43 pm
(161) pulse says:

FBI.Van.9 … in morse code

September 30, 2013 at 6:58 pm
(162) ixnay says:

henryhill 2.4ghz

travisbickle 5ghz

October 14, 2013 at 11:03 am
(163) Chuck says:

Mine is “U S Nat Sec Surv Van F-250 Nr 7″

October 19, 2013 at 5:59 pm
(164) ROckstar says:

Mine Says :
130013$:)

Guess that ! Lolx

October 27, 2013 at 2:27 am
(165) clvrty says:

Currently mine is set to:
JAR – Just Another Router

I also like to have an old wifi powered up, not connected to anything, but open, ready for anyone to steal the name.

Here’s some more AP names…

IP then I POOP
AP UP We all P
Connect I dare U
I sniff WIFI
Killroy wasnt here
Blackhole2
Carabiner
Turbo Encabulator
Vomit Comit
Swiss Cheese
I didnt shoot no deputy
Click here to win

December 26, 2013 at 11:34 pm
(166) Mike K says:

I just changed mine to ‘HomelessShelter’, and it seems we are, for dogs and cats.

January 13, 2014 at 4:35 pm
(167) kyle.a.torfin says:

u router u brought her

January 19, 2014 at 7:17 am
(168) Chi Am says:

Currently, mine is…….

4uBeach

….but it may change.

January 21, 2014 at 10:08 pm
(169) Thor says:

Snowden’s NSA Mirror

March 16, 2014 at 1:39 am
(170) HyperNV says:

I have a patent on WIFILeaks.

April 3, 2014 at 12:02 am
(171) Godcmplx says:

My router is acutally named Hydrogen( su.bn.et.1 ), the network name is “Elemental”. My dmz server is Titanium ( su.bn.et.22 ). All the “bare metal” physical servers on the network are named after metals ( nickel, iron, chromium, copper, etc..), the virtual machines are named after the radioactive elements (because they tend to have a short half-life, the Linux machines were named after the (g)noble gasses and then the rare metals. DHCP puts any guests on the network without a static ip on the lanthanide and actinide subnets. This is all on an Active Directory Domain named periodic.table. Every network “element’s” ip on the subnet is it’s atomic number.

(I should note that the one Mac on the network is named Arsenic :)

May 4, 2014 at 11:06 am
(172) silvash says:

spynet

May 10, 2014 at 6:25 pm
(173) ____________ says:

Howdy! This post could not be written any better! Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate!
He always kept preaching about this. I’ll forward this article to him.

Pretty sure he will have a very good read. Many thanks for
sharing!

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