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Sep 06, 2012

Neighbors Communicating by Humorous Wi-Fi Network Names

I live on a fairly densely populated street, and they're currently twelve Wi-Fi networks available to my computer. And every one of them is either named after the hardware that emits it (2WIREXXX or NETGEAR X#%*!) or a standard, "Amy's WiFi." Which used to be okay, until I saw this humorous collection of cleverly and often passive agressively named Wi-Fi networks that neighbors are using to get their points across.

   

 

So, no, this doesn't have much to do with men and crafting, but I'm amused that it not only occured to so many people, but that whomever was able to compile them all. The internet is amazing.

This whole building got in on the joke, with some clever puns such as "Pretty Fly for a Wi-Fi," "Router, I hardly know her," "Abraham Linksys," and "Hide your kids, hide your wi-fi"

I'm not that technically unaware, but I'll admit, I don't know how to change my wi-fi name. If anyone has a tip for doing so on OS X 10.7.4, I'd love to give it a shot.

See the rest of these humorous network names at Damn Cool Pics: Communicating Via Wi-Fi Network Names

 

 

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Anonymous on Sep 06, 2012:

also your link only goes to a static image, not an article


pete on Sep 06, 2012:

Your OS doesn't matter, the network name is on your router. Check your manual for instructions, which vary by model.  Sometimes you use the provided setup software (or in the case of an apple airport, the airport software included with the OS). Sometimes you access the router/network settings by going to a designated IP address (mine is 10.0.0.1) in your web browser.  That IP address would be provided in your manual