- Give your home Wi-Fi a new name by updating the Service Set Identifier SSID, the formal name of your network.
- To change the name of your Wi-Fi network, you must: obtain your router’s IP address, open the web interface of your router, update your Wi-Fi network name and password, and connect your devices using the new details.
- Try to avoid choosing a WiFi name that could be offensive to your neighbors.
Finding it hard to spot your Wi-Fi network among the tens of identical networks in your neighborhood? Why don’t you give your network a crazy name you’ll never forget? Get some inspiration and enjoy a few laughs with our list of 25 hilarious names for your Wi-Fi! And when you’ve nailed a great name, we’ll share how to change the name of your network so you can get everything set up and shock your neighbors!
25 Hilarious Names For Your Wi-Fi
Laugh out loud with these 25 cheerful and cheek Wi-Fi names:
1. The LAN of opportunity
Let everyone know your network is where you can make a success of yourself!
2. FBI Surveillance Van5
This is an oldy but a goody and just maybe your local hackers will give your network a miss!
3. Straight Router Compton
Unleash your inner Ice Cube with this raptastic network name.
4. Obi WAN Kenobi
If the Force is not with you, decent Wi-Fi certainly is.
5. WANtastic Four
Your Wi-Fi is fit for a superhero.
6. Get router my life!
This Wi-Fi router name is anything but a warm welcome.
7. No More Mister Wifi
Show you mean business with this no-nonsense Wi-Fi name.
8. Girls Gone Wireless
If you are a houseful of ladies, everyone is going to know this is you.
9. This is my password
This tongue-in-cheek Wi-Fi name will certainly raise an eyebrow or two.
10. Protect Ya Net
Let everyone know that your local area’s network should be properly secured.
11. Drop Like Its Hotspot
The only one Snoopin’ around on this network will be you!
12. Mom, Click Here for Internet
You could make it anymore obvious for her. Well done son!
13. Dial-up free
If you can still remember connecting to AOL in the nineties, you’ll get this.
14. Password: ABC123
It’s sad, but someone is going to go ahead and try it.
15. Wi-Find You Kinda Cute
You may find that you attract some local admirers.
16. I Now Pronounce U Man And Wi-Fi
Celebrate the deep commitment you have to your broadband internet connection.
17. Beware This Wi-Fi Bytes
It’s not only your big bad dog that hackers have to worry about!
18. You need to close those curtains
Your Wi-Fi network name may be just the way to let a neighbor know you’re seeing too much.
19. Look Ma, No Wires!
Yes, we’ve made it to the 21st century!
20. Winter WonderLAN
A lovely festive name for the Holiday season.
21. The LAN of the Free
A perfect Wi-Fi name for patriots.
Have your costumes at the ready to those shapes!
23. If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Modem
If your network speeds are decent, this one will go down well!
23. One last try!
This one is for the desperados who are trying to hack your network.
24. Network Unavailable
Hopefully, any WI-Fi snoops will pass this one by.
25. LAN of Hope and Glory
If you’re a Brit, we think this is the type of Wi-Fi name Her Majesty The Queen would use!
How to change the name of your Wi-Fi network
Got a hilarious new name for your Wi-Fi network? Now it’s time to let the entire world know by changing the name of your Wi-Fi network. Give your home Wi-Fi a new name by updating the Service Set Identifier SSID, the formal name of your network. It’s quick and straightforward. Here are the main steps:
Obtain your router’s IP address
You can use your web browser to access your router’s web interface.
On a Windows PC, use the command prompt: Windows+R, type “cmd,” and then press Enter. The command ipconfig brings up the Windows IP configuration. You can find your router’s IP address next to the Default gateway entry.
On macOS, head to System Preferences on the Apple Menu. In System Preferences, click the Network icon to select your Wi-Fi network and click Advanced. You’ll see the router’s IP address under the TCP/IP tab.
Open the web interface of your router
With your router’s IP address in hand, you can access the web interface of your browser by typing the IP address into the browser’s address bar. Log into the interface using your router’s username and password. If you haven’t changed these in the past, use the default credentials that you find on the back of the router.
Update your Wi-Fi network name and password
Navigate to the Wi-Fi settings to change the SSID of your network. You may need to search for a setting called ‘SSID’ or ‘Network name’. Type in your cheeky Wi-Fi network name and save it to publish it to the world.
The Wi-Fi Alliance recommends you change your network’s password at the same time as updating your network name, to ensure that it stays secure. Once the name is updated you can update your password under the setting with names like:
- wireless key
- WPA-PSK key
Connect your devices using the new details
Now you’ve changed your network credentials, you’ll need to reconnect all your devices with the updated credentials. No more lowercase, uppercase, and special characters for you. You’ll always know your funny Wi-Fi network name!
Top tips for choosing a Wi-Fi network name
A laugh-out-loud Wi-Fi name is definitely unforgettable, but there are still a few ground rules for setting up your Wi-Fi network name. Use these practical pointers to ensure that your new name won’t interfere with the smooth running of your Wi-Fi network.
Your network name should be a maximum of 32 characters long
Keep that epic network name short and sweet as you only have between 2 and 32 characters to play with. The network name should be alphanumeric and case-sensitive. There are only six restricted characters:
Make your network name easy to recognize
Unless you live in a community of comedians, your funny name should be easy to spot. Breaking away from the default settings will also make it easy for your guests to hook up to your network. If you’re a business owner, you can even promote your business with an aptly chosen name rather than the manufacturer of your router.
Don’t get personal
A funny Wi-Fi name is a great idea, but it’s vital that your network name does not include any personally identifiable information. After all, your privacy matters! Personal details like your name, date of birth, or password-related information could be used to hack your network and devices.
Don’t offend your neighbors
Not everyone shares your sense of humor. If you don’t want a knock at the door steer clear of Wi-Fi network names that use expletives, threatening, or explicit language. A name that is on the wrong side of polite could be construed as offensive communication and earn you a visit from the Feds!
Give all your Wi-Fi bands the same name
If your router has band steering between the 2.4, 5, and 6 GHz frequency bands, make sure that all frequency bands carry your new name. This enables the access points to freely select from the most efficient frequency band for the network.
Can your network repeaters share your new name?
If you have a distributed Wi-Fi network with repeaters throughout your home, check your manufacturer’s manual to see if they can share the same SSID. If they can, this makes things so much simpler.
Setting up a fun Wi-Fi name is a great prompt for getting your Wi-Fi network just the way you want it. Regularly changing your Wi-Fi network name and password can help keep it secure. So you can try as many of these crazy names as you want and become the talk of your neighborhood in the process!
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