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Happy WiFi day! 8.02.11, the most exclusive holiday ever!

WiFi Logo. Image credit: IEEE

(Image Credit: IEEE)

Your birthday comes around once every year, Halley’s comet passes once every 75 years, but WiFi day still takes the cake as the most exclusive holiday. Happening only once on this fine day of August 2nd of 2011 and thus cementing it’s position as the ruler of all holidays.

Due to the unfortunate following of ISO 8601 among other things, this wonderful day has slipped right by Hallmark and never found it’s rightful place in the calendar.

We at SpiderOak would however like to tip our hat to this this cornerstone of modern civilization and ask you the user to tell us: “What’s the most memorable, fun or strange wireless network SSID (Network name) you have ever seen in your hunt for network access?”

Post your contribution and email or SpiderOak username in the comment section and we will pick a comment at random to receive an extra 10GB of storage, as our way of tipping our hat to our dear friend 8.02.11, prince of wireless standards.

Comments

  1. Alan says:

    I know someone who's network is like "Lee Summit Police" to try to keep others from connecting. Another guy who's network is just named "virus" but the network is fine. But if you see the networ "Free Public Wifi" like in an airport etc it really _IS_ a virus.

  2. Alan says:
  3. Mike says:

    Names I've seen as WiFi SSIDs include: HandsOff, NoPondBoy, Cock.

    (user emkayca)

  4. James says:

    linkyss (Were they being funny, or did they think it had to be named linksys, but spelled it wrong? Regardless, this is what I name all my networks now)

    a hidden SSID: ucntseeme

  5. Cary says:

    Best one I can see from my apartment: WeCanHearYouHavingSex

  6. rawb says:

    the network of networks, gunsight

  7. tony says:

    a funny one I found the other day at a friend's house is Dr.CocknBalls

  8. B. J. Potter says:

    I like "secure" with no security. . . It probably scares enough people off.

    (user bjcubsfan)

  9. JPLCampbell says:

    DLINK is my favorite

  10. JPLCampbell says:

    DLINK is my favorite

  11. Scott says:

    FBI Surveillance Van 47
    That's my favorite.

  12. ark says:

    "Fuck off, moochers!"

  13. Jovan Washington says:

    FBI Surveillance Van 47 is hilarious.

    Somewhere around me is, STAYOFFMYFUKINWIFI

  14. sublimepua says:

    The funniest ones that I've ever seen are always around my girlfriend's apartment. Its gotta be a tie between "narnia" whose password was wardrobe, "redheadedstepchild", or "CANTSETPASSBUTIFYOUJOINIKILLYOU"

  15. Ed Marshall says:

    "wecanhearyouhavingsex"

    I nearly fell off my chair laughing.

    (user emarshal)

  16. Tom Taylor says:
  17. Andrew says:

    my favorite was a passive-aggressive jab at some annoying neighbors. Network name was something like "your_dog_poops_on_our_lawn_one_more_time_and_hes_dead"

  18. Mike says:

    I almost forgot one I saw at my old residence:

    CuntConnectToUs

    (user emkayca)

  19. Phil Hagelberg says:

    Abraham Linksys

  20. K|O|G|I says:

    Best one I've seen is current… "SeriouslyCloseYourBlinds"

  21. steve says:
  22. Purnachandra says:

    the one I saw was paanchali..a hindi word that means wife of 5 men..

  23. Linkyss says:

    $5.95_per_minute is my SSID

  24. Ryan says:

    "The password is Tim is a whore" from school

  25. Randy says:

    WECANHEARYOUHAVINGSEX

  26. Simon Speight says:

    Right now I can see one called "tossoff" – and its only using WEP, so really its *asking* to be hacked…

  27. Gabe da Silveira says:

    Uh, it happens every 100 years, also it happens on different days depending on what country you are in (August in the US, February elsewhere).

  28. Alec says:

    homocidalpsychojunglecat

  29. onno says:

    "nigganet! (no whities!)." That one made me raise an eyebrow. Just to note: this neighborhood is very diverse and I can assure you no harm was intended by the kid down the street who put it there.

  30. Adam says:

    For the longest time, there was an unsecured AirPort network with default SSID visible to me.

    Then one day, it disappeared. In its place, SECUREYOURAIRPORTNETWORKPLEASE appeared.

  31. Lactose The Intolerant says:

    "Pretty_fly_for_a_wifi"

  32. Adam says:

    B(.)(.)BS

  33. sean says:

    "ObamaDeathPanelHQ"

  34. Aaron Sarazan says:

    I named my network n0h4xplskthxbye. I also named my tethering AP 'virus'

  35. Marissa says:

    YouShouldChangYourPassword

  36. Doug says:

    'Searching …" – when people see this, they think their device is still looking for a network.

  37. Chase says:

    At one apartment I lived in, our network was named "FREE CRACK 107". Our room number was 103.

  38. Dwayne says:

    "GumbyIsKillingIt"

  39. Daryl says:

    Only once every 100 years.

  40. jd says:

    fagnode

  41. Logan says:

    "$10/min"

  42. Gwende says:

    "NotAChance" and "yer mom's a milf"

  43. Thespar says:

    Mine says FBI Relay Network.

  44. medigerati says:

    I go with Compu-Global-Hyper-Mega-Net for all the Simpsons fans out there.

  45. Jose UreƱa Nortronica says:

    LONG.DX.CHARGES.AGREE?

  46. coljac says:

    "Registered Sex Offender". I'm sure that made the whole apartment building nervous.

  47. Cactus says:

    Kung Fu Porno Midgets

  48. Krunkpirate says:

    Neighbors house:kellyfarted Neighbors name:Kelly We asked her about it and her response was my husband is such an asshole.

  49. free wifi says:

    vapor net.. was mooching off another linksys router using dd-wrt as a repeter back in college days.

  50. NB says:

    "syphilis" – unsecured

  51. Evan says:

    "Get off my LAN"

  52. rbnio says:

    ( . ) ( . )

  53. oliverchua says:

    sniffsummathis

  54. oliverchua says:

    Forgot the username: twim1847 :)

  55. rbnio says:

    Google Street View Car #342

  56. The Guy Next Door says:

    Black Power

  57. firewallender says:

    Mine was "NoSmokingOnBalconyMyLungsHurt" for a long time.

  58. trungpham says:

    "Pedophile next door"

    (user trungpham)

  59. joranium says:

    "use this one mom"

  60. Lucero says:

    "Your Computer has Aids" and " Shut up your fucking Dog 4J"… the 4J being an apartment number

  61. Richard says:

    Also this doesn't just come round once.. We had or wifi day back in February! 08.02.11.. UK!

  62. JL says:

    Best one i think i've ever seen is "Jesus is Watching You". Although "b(.)(.)bs" and "$5.95_Per_Min" are very good also.

  63. jl says:

    I almost forgot about one that had a hidden SSID and a hex addr. of all zeros that was a some type of passive repeater for Sears service trucks.

  64. Vyv says:

    'OursNotYours', 'Nuttaporn' (though I'm unsure what this means, it sounds kinky), Rule34

  65. shrinks99 says:

    The weirdest one iv'e seen was a network called backhair.

  66. SuperMatt says:

    "DontStealMeBro" was one I saw…

  67. sool says:

    How about 'kebabsucks' from my favorite sushi shop.

  68. st says:

    get_ur_own_damn_wireless

  69. Eugene says:

    "Nate's Porn Treasure Chest" – very clearly visible from a huge Asian restaurant.

  70. wbg247 says:

    "sometimesasstomouthisok"

  71. Jeff says:

    Funny @Cary, my friend's network is "WeCanHearYouHavingSex"

  72. wifiguy says:

    Open "1000mbpsWiFi" throttled to sub-dialup speeds

  73. Mike says:

    Mine was "Dude, Party in #9" for a while.

  74. Danny says:

    I like the one near me called "myhotspot"

  75. feisty says:

    Sitting on the Chicago El one day, I picked up a signal from a nearby apartment: "bag of assholes". Made me literally LOL.

  76. Adam says:

    There's one that accessible from my parents' house that used to be called "a_pimp_named_silky_suggs." They recently changed it to "ASexyPimpNamedSilkySuggs." I guess the owner had a recent ego boost.

  77. pYranha says:

    "YoungMan19YearsSearchingGF"

  78. bob says:

    WiFi day came and went a long time ago in the rest of the world.
    08-Feb-11.

  79. james says:
  80. hi says:

    looking for wifi

  81. hi says:

    grouchland
    I also found pudding!

  82. Kyou Kitsune says:

    One near here is WANNAPETMYPUPPY?

  83. neednottoknow says:

    Happy WI-FI