The Best Router and Home Network Names

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What's the name of your home network?

Most home networks have a name that is the SSID of their primary home broadband router. Some homeowners keep the default names of their routers like "linksys" or "AEFLHB198Z-2GJ," while others prefer to assign a more personalized name to theirs.

See also - Router Setup and Configuration Guide

Network Names Submitted by Our Readers

Some of our readers have shared their favorite router and network names in the past as shown below.

Perhaps one of these will inspire you to change yours!

1. DinoFelis says: One of the names used in the past …RobertPlant

2. Trix says: I went with cartoon…as in…cartoon network

3. Guinness66 says: . Well, it IS the ‘Gateway’ to happiness!

4. SimCard says: Roto – a paean to those pronounce the word router with an Aussie accent.

5. Hylton says: It is the gate to all knowledge and heaven for some so why not Pearlygates

6. Jarrod says: Sol – simple and central!

7. Ohpunk (ohpunk.blogspot.com) says: As I said on my post mine is: BlackBriar (darn Bourne films.. lol) ** Shaun **

8. larry says: I have three - skelligepitomefatboy

9. one of the greats says: Access Denied

10. user says: I’ve always been a fan of press1now

11. Brent Thompson says: virusinstaller

12. idk says:i put mine as Not Available..lol

13. David says:I went for Nimda – I dare you to connect!

14. Quake says: Virus. How bout that!

15. zx says: The Iron Lotus

16. Othiambo says: I went with Excalibur as in the sword for King Arthur

17. Genise says: Gotcha

18. David says: Two networks – evil trifecta and Get your virus here

19. 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’.

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

Some other good ones I have found: Nothingtoseeheremovealongnow, teh_interwebz, Get_your_own, youfoundme

21. Awesome says: SkyNet

22. Raymond says: 

23. dedd says the password is. This would be a funny one.

24. Nick says: rofl at some of these names… “SkyNet” and “virusinstaller” How about “seXBox”?

25. Kate says: Aorta

26. tye says: You are all BORING: Abraham Linksys

27. Phil says: "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.

28. ProfessorX says: Two that I like to use… Luke WiFi Walker and Starfleet Communications. ~Ed

29. Brian says: jarvis – let me know if you get that one.

30. Jeff says: Series Of Tubes

31. Reno says: Remote Hard Drive Formatting Utility. All are welcome to log in!

32. Guinness66 says: Jarvis – The butler from the Avengers? [see #29]

33. Carl Pridemore says: Mine is named: Boomerang

34. jb says: Not Found

35. bill says:how about DEATH STAR

36. W32/Alphx.worm.a says: I periodically choose a virus name from a virus “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?

37. yOe says: Carlos “chuck” Norris. Who wanto connect to this without permission =)

38. matthewbe says: I put it as Other

39. sLeasl says: virus.executable.funhouse

40. try this says: FBI_surveillance_van_2712. Of course I change the number on a regular basis to keep my neighbors on edge.

41. ali says:how about Access Denied

42. bowman says: BonusTurtleMeat. I watch too much 30 Rock…

43. schwabbl says: worst name ever

44. clay says: mine right now is captain front butt

45. Ali says: your neighbor

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

47. Crooked says: Paper. Like paper router

48. 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

49. Robbyp says: My routers name was Oh Baby Click Me and wanna click on me

50. cbanbury says: ID-10T-3rr

51. Francesco says: I Will Hack You

52. Mazzy says: Press Alt-F4 to Connect

53. Rob says: went with A-Series-Of-Tubes [see #30]

54. Jonny D says: 

55. Don_Q says:Not_Yours

56. Nathaniel Gildersleeve says: I have a D-Link router. I named it linksys.

57. nateg says: My dogs name - Abby’s!

58. Gregory G says: My SSID is Rollbar

59. Dave says: Mine is Hidden

60. A Guy says: AirPort, or Hackulous

61. Bro says: Virus Detected!

62; flowers says: You [see #40] must live by me because I’m seeing FBI surveillance van #173

63. somebody says: Everybodydie….because who wouldn’t want to click on that?

64. Jeembo says: The best ones I have seen are: we can hear you having sex and I’m under your bed

65. nelly says: Wu Tang Lan

66. sureshot22 says: Moe’s Tavern

67. Ric says: Jarvis is from the computer name on Ironman. [see #32]. My suggestions would be: Beam_me_up_Scottie and Phallic_Caput. You figure that last one out!

68. Beth says: mine’s called nacho, as in nacho router  )

69. Andrew says: Virus Detected by Network! and I hacked your cell phone

70. 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. 

71. jknights says: NETWORK NOT FOUND

72. Rob says: Stuxnet

73. r007 9aNda says: Fly like a wifi

74. Jack says: More Cowbell

75. 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

76. Tom says: your_mum

77. Jordan Ellis says: And the winner is: NachoWif

78. altsysrq says: My favorite was from a post I saw a while back. We_can_hear_you_having_sex [see also #64]

79. Winter says: mine is the wireless g spot since it’s a g-router

80. Jason says: HeyUGetOffMyLAN

81. Jason says: router-IHardlyKnowHer

82. James says: Mine is Archangel Network from Doctor Who

83. kel says: HionWifi

84. 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

85. Bill says: DEATH STAR [see also #35]

86. ichido says: Mine is ”        “. That’s HIDDEN 

87. Ron says: My neighbor is an annoying Cowboys fan living in New York….so I had to: SSID: Cowboys SUCK. We don't talk much anymore:)

88. lambdadad says: hard drive reformat in progress

89. 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

90. ange says: the LAN before time…my absolute favourite. Or pretty fly for a wifi

91. kneverknow says: Stiffler’sMom

92. Anon says: 56k-Modem. No visitors so far…

93. tom says: BillWiTheScienceFi

94. Trey says: Mine is - Luke, I am your Fahjha

95. ideaa13 says: FBI under surveillance and FBI Protected Access

96. guy2213 says: Pretty Fly For A Wifi [see also #90]

97. Damien St.Charles says: just changed mine to CIA_safehouse_3

98. Symptom says: This is my favorite name….. FBI Van 1

99. Charlie says: Variation on the theme: PrettyFly4AWiFI? [see also #90]

100. Juan says: I go with... EpsteinsMothersDoctor

101. Dhaundre says: Mine is THEN I TOOK AN ARROW IN THE KNEE

102. PRATEEK CHAUDHARY says:My wi-fi name is - c:\virus.exe

103. sixsixsixseth says: BabySealClub

104. habib 960t says:ine is Habib’s Wifi

105. not ur average joe-ette says: Best one ive seen - BillWi-thescience-FI [see #93]. But I'm naming mine: PrettyFly-for-a-WiFi [see also #99]. Just cuz I nerd it up like that.

106. xsparkaflame says: 2girls1router

107. 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… .

108. Dan says: I’ve seen this near my daughter’s apartment: ( . )( . ) My favorite by far!

109. 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

110. Riley says: My favourite is Serveilance_Van_9

111. Alessandro Santos says: Vogon Constructor Fleet – Ship #247

112. 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.

113. jes says: Mine is Teabag0

114. ughherm says: Ours is

115. ric says: GetUrOwn for wifi stealer

116. Lisbeth says: Asphyxia 1.3 after the hacking program used in the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

117. 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.

118. scooper82 says: Amanda Hugginkis Eat my shorts

119. C A G says: My router’s name is GENESIS

120. vrjake81 says: thank you for using WEP

121. Dice says: Mine is simply -  .– .. ..-. .. Which in morse code is ”Wifi“

122. mr. powell says: Mine at my apartment is Hide Yo Kids Hide Yo WiFi. My friend’s is Bronet

123. Drewdad says: I read your E-mail

124. Scott says: The Gibson

125. Dave says: Dagobah System

126. jz says: How about IT HURTS WHEN IP

127. Mario says: I live near a Chinese restaurant called Golden City…this is how i named my wifi - GOLDENCITY Deliver Cats for FREE

128. 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

129. Aten says: MiDixiWrecked

130. Mad Hatter says: Nuclear Launch detected

131. 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.

132. Ed says: Mine is Uranus

133. teck22 says: The best name for a wireless network is virus.exe

134. Ugabuk says: The best I've seen are : Mom Click Here For Internet and “” (networks with hidden bssid appear like this in network hacking tools like airodump) and ICanHearYourWifeCheatingOnYou

135. marcozark says: My current iteration - C:\gullible.virus.exe

136. John says: I rename mine from time to time. Some I’ve used are - IWANTURCREDITCARD, GETURIDSTOLENHEREITSMYROUTER, ILIKTOREADURMAIL, IGOTURCREDITCARD, ILLPUTURLIFONUTUBE and a host of others. But, the neighbors don’t complain… .

137. jake says: Mine and my ladies is onedoesnotsimplylogintoMordor

138. SM says: Mine is xoxoGossipGirl. Might change it to Funhouse

139. TJ Breezy says: Mine is…• NETGEAR13 •

140. Me says: Mine was - NOT4U but it looks too neutral now… .

141. John says: I put FBI station 3

142. 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 

143. RICHARD says: Mine is now being changed to c:dharma,pearl.islandnet. Outdated LOST reference… .

144. Lawson says: My network name is Skyfall

145. Raj says: U can’t Steal kid but U can beg

146. ksl64 says: I have - IseeyouiViruzDeadLink

147. 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.

148. MrEd says: All connections in my house currently running: 1) Who’s Dog is shi*ting in my Yard? STOP FEEDING THE FERAL CATS! Violators are fair game in my yard! Click Here For Viruses Moe's House of Pizza $9.95/hr

149. nithin says: BoysNextDoor

150. Ignatius J> Reily says: Virus and Spam Headquarters

151. Chris says: Number12arewankers. I don’t like my neighbours. Although, pretty fly for a WIFI is brilliant!

152. suman says: As a biologist i prefer Genome

153. DCinFL says: NoMoFreeNet4U

154. daz says: I name mine after famous (and not so famous) painters

155. JOHN K says: I went with FBI Surveillance Van 9. The “9″ I put randomly.

156. Rex says: My wireless router is

157. Ravi J says: Get Off My Lawn

158. DisPeggy says: Best I’ve seen so far is Amish-Wireless. Shouldn’t have many users….

159. Clay Simpson says: I use the name: FBI Van

160. pulse says: FBI.Van.9 … in morse code

161. ixnay says: henryhill 2.4ghz, travisbickle 5ghz

162. Chuck says: Mine is U S Nat Sec Surv Van F-250 Nr 7

163. ROckstar says: Mine says 130013$ :). Guess that ! Lolx

164. 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

165. Mike K says: I just changed mine to HomelessShelter, and it seems we are, for dogs and cats.

166. kyle.a.torfin says:u router u brought her

167. Chi Am says: Currently, mine is 4uBeach….but it may change.

168. Thor says: Snowden’s NSA Mirror

169. HyperNV says: I have a patent on WIFILeaks

170. Godcmplx says: My router is actually 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 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 

171. silvash says: spynet

172. ____________ 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!