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Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:39 AM

MrScorpio's Computing Tips: Sprucing up Your Wireless Network Name

Does your wire network name suffer from a lack of imagination or fun? Is it something like, "Skyflash 0293-2" or "Mom's Router?" Why are you using a boring old name when you can be the anonymous talk of the neighborhood?

Well, head on right into your network prefs and change that puppy to something that make all the neighbors take notice… Or at least cringe in abject fear and paranoia.

Here are some suggestions that would surely make anyone pay some serious attention. It would also be preferable that you password protect your router and specify the WI-FI addresses that should have exclusive access to your router.

Enjoy:

- "F.B.I. Surveillance Vehicle"

- "Bob's Secret Nuclear Bunker"

- "only for porn"

- "Leave it to Router"

- "Does this Router make my Wi-Fi look big?"


How about you?


Give us some ideas.

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Reply MrScorpio's Computing Tips: Sprucing up Your Wireless Network Name (Original post)
MrScorpio Feb 2013 OP
warrior1 Feb 2013 #1
undeterred Feb 2013 #2
Scuba Feb 2013 #3
kentauros Feb 2013 #4
In_The_Wind Feb 2013 #5
Gorp Feb 2013 #6
TrogL Feb 2013 #7
TheManInTheMac Feb 2013 #8
Duer 157099 Feb 2013 #9
freshwest Feb 2013 #10
GoneOffShore Feb 2013 #11
A-Long-Little-Doggie Feb 2013 #12
sarge43 Feb 2013 #13

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:52 AM

1. flyufools

my neighborhood has interesting names also like:

busymoose

winterfell

newkidsontheblock

middleearth

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 10:55 AM

2. Obama Eastside Campaign Office

No, Please don't name it that.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:06 AM

3. Mine is ...

"Daily Password Revealed When Chores Complete".


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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:38 AM

4. I can't remember mine at the moment,

so here are some ideas for you:

250,000 Electron-Volt Tesla Coils

Scalar Energy Weapons Research

Coulomb Charge Pulse-Converter

Hypersonic Ramjet Engine Research

and a link to a site that should give you plenty of odd/fringe titles and word-salads:
http://www.rexresearch.com/

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Response to kentauros (Reply #4)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 11:40 AM

5. word-salads

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:36 PM

6. "NORAD"

 

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:05 PM

7. Mine's a bunch of gibberish

and I'm not broadcasting it.

Good luck keying it in. I generally get it right one time in three. The password is worse.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 02:56 PM

8. Those are a lot cooler than "belkin54g." I'm so lame.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:20 PM

9. I might have to start thinking about this

as a way to be passive aggressive with neighbors.

"Your Security Lights Shines In My Windows"

"Your Dog Barks Too Much"

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Response to Duer 157099 (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:34 PM

10. Hehehe. Mine would be:

You two are sooo loud. Ooooh, baby, don't stop now!

Most of the wireless names that came up at my place were obscene, is why I'd use that. Well, not really.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:40 PM

11. Interesting router names in my 'hood

Francophile22 - Mine
Treb
Hoochiemama
spongebob
Moser
seer
Paddy's Pub (and there's no pub within 200 yards)
Cheldin_BrumerNetwork
Tonebomb
Terrace

There was a "ComcastBites" for awhile but that seems to have gone

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:40 PM

12. My neighbor had VZSUX.

So I named ours ComcastSux2.

Checked today and theirs is now VZSUX100%.

Are we in a contest? Do I need to upgrade mine now?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:07 PM

13. "I Saw What You Just Did." n/t

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