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Best Wireless SSIDs You Have Seen?

CmdrTaco posted more than 9 years ago | from the something-a-little-different dept.

Wireless Networking 684

Ant writes "Best SSIDs you have seen is the name of the new Broadband Reports' wireless security forum. Funny ones listed that made me chuckle: WardriversOpenAP, GET LOST, HackedAP, SecureAP (no WEP/WPA), TOP_SECRET, HPD-FieldOffice, MiddleEarth, HoneyPot, mine, and people's full/last name." I think naming your network 'Default' or 'Linksys' should be a crime ;)

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Naaaa (1)

slashnutt (807047) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319793)

comatose, homeland security, rape me, and how about not broadcasting an ssid?

I laughed my ass off at this one: (5, Funny)

anakin357 (69114) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319852)

BeaverNet, and before you ask.. yes, it was "wide open" :)

My neighborhood (2, Informative)

dcw3 (649211) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319797)

Several "linksys", a couple with family names, and one called "The Castle"

Re:My neighborhood (4, Funny)

powerpointmonkey (840630) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319858)

Up until two weeks ago, mine was the only SSID visible, Ok, so it's called 'home', but it's not broadcast, it's using wep and it's locked down by MAC address last week default and sitecom appeared. Both with default router passwords, I guess someone in my neighborhood got broadband for christmas. I feel like broadcasting my SSID and changing it to 'I'm at number 35, for god's sake please come over and speek to me about wireless network security!'

Full address (1)

ufoman (544261) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319798)

I found one once that gave the full address. Including the apartment number.

best SSID (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11319800)


- Moomin

Re:best SSID (1)

djsmiley (752149) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319979)

that was a joke.... ffs

Well, i THINK it was?,

wait, A/C? maybe it wasn't but it WOULD of been funny ;)

best ssid (1)

broyles (838024) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319805)

either kingdoms_west or hackme_n_die or leave_me_alone or unsecured_network

Best SSID (5, Funny)

harlingtoxad (798873) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319807)

The best SSIDs are generic names like linksys or default. Generic names most always mean I get free wireless access.

SSID which was the 64bit wep key in hex (1, Insightful)

timecop (16217) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319808)


In a local coffee shop... (4, Interesting)

DigitalGodBoy (142596) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319811)

Found one that said "SECURE_ME". A quick Windows share enumeration showed sales data and presumably credit card information avaliable to anyone who was listening.

I informed the business owner that it needed to the secured, and he said his ISP had called and asked him about an "open access point - whatever that is". I sighed and left.

802.11 ray beams known to cause lumps in brain (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11319821)

We live in an apt and named our SSID "ware da filez at" - A nice change from the dozens of defaults and "rr-wireless xx" ones in our vicinity.

I swear when 802.11 cancer comes out, everyone in our apts are screwed.

Address (1)

vboivie (736814) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319822)

The address (somewhat abbreviated) where I live, in case someone wants to ask me for access (since it is "protected" by WEP).

Re:Address (1)

jaredmauch (633928) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319854)

This is what I and my Neighbor do. It's nice becuase if you have conflicts you can figure it out easily. :)

It also means that if you're cataloging them, you don't necessarily need a GPS to know where they are. If you ever see 8285ReeseLaneAP, it's likely me :)

Re:Address (2, Interesting)

R.Caley (126968) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319965)

DNS name of the box, with .s changed to -s. Very obvious which one is which that way, and if you have a half way reasonable domain people who need to know will know it is yours.

Of course, then you have to come up with a decent DNS name. Mine is `gaga', because it was all I can hear due to the nice heavy masonry walls of these traditional blocks.

Strange ones I've seen (3, Interesting)

a_nonamiss (743253) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319824)

Not trying to be funny here, but I've seen HACKME and my boss insists that I use his last name so that he can remember it. (Even though it's broadcasted.)

I just hope he doesn't get mad at me when he gets hacked and someone starts downloading child porn and The Anarchist's Cookbook using his broadband connection.

Re:Strange ones I've seen (2, Interesting)

dmayle (200765) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319928)

someone starts downloading child porn and The Anarchist's Cookbook

Why are these two even in the same sentence? The Anarchist's Cookbook is legal to peruse and distribute. Most of the things you can learn from it can be used for shady purposes, but the information is still protected by the first ammendment...

Discussion of how to copy DVDs, however...

Re:Strange ones I've seen (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11319934)

" "
Dudi k

all of these in a 500 Meter radius..

It's good to be me...

Without going into detail, you can raise an eth without an IP and snort away...

Re:Strange ones I've seen (1)

yivi (236776) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319988)

If he forgets his lastname it makes sense to have it broadcasted, otherwise he wouldn't be able to get that practical reminder.

What (2, Interesting)

Rexz (724700) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319827)

A single, not particularly busy thread on a fairly obscure webpage. Linked from the front page of Slashdot.



Re:What (2, Informative)

Roofus (15591) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319859)

Obscure? Broadband Reports (formerly DSL Reports) is the best source of information for all things DSL/Cable (and now VOIP too). Everybody else seems to know that, except you.

The knowledge of cable and DSL there is much better than what I see on /.

wow just wow (1)

Kyle Hamilton (692554) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319828)

the best one is the persons street number but close to that is the one marked "free"

-1 Lame (5, Insightful)

CaptRespect (586610) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319831)

Wow, a "story" on a slashdot forum about a lame "what's the best post" on another forum.

Too bad I can't mod the entire story as -1 LAME.

The best (3, Interesting)

CypherXero (798440) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319832)

is "linksys". From that point, I know that the AP is unsecured, and has a default admin password. I visit a cafe a lot in my town, and they have wireless internet that you have to PAY for, and it's like $20/hour, which is ridiculous to pay that much for wireless internet access. But what's more amusing is that it's unencrypted AND still has the default password to the admin console. I feel sorry for anyone who's paying that $20 to surf the web there.

Someone im my neighborhood. (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11319833)

They kept the SSID simple: FU

Best ones ever? (2, Funny)

LouCifer (771618) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319834)

goatse and tubgirl

personal favs (3, Funny)

Darth_brooks (180756) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319838)

HackerDetected and Iwillsniffyourpackets are a couple I've seen.

Re:personal favs (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11319940)


Rabotieso (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11319839)

Here in Elche (Spain). Kinda Straight Dick or something...

A couple of SSID (1)

Jere H (220274) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319840)

In my neighborhood, there is a MiddleEarth, linksys, and a friend's dad has one called BatNetwork (he is obsessed with Batman). The strange thing is they all have WEP or WPA enabled, including the linksys.

Re:A couple of SSID (1)

LouCifer (771618) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319883)

What's strange about that? You can have WEP or WPA enabled and still broadcast. You have to specifically disable SSID broadcasting.

Re:A couple of SSID (1)

Jere H (220274) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319957)

I meant it is strange that the owners of all of the networks in my neighborhood have enough sense to set up the encryption on their networks. For example, my friend's dad is not especially skilled at computers, and he set up his network himself and had enough sense to know that other people would be able to access his network share through the wireless connection. This was before the local news coverage about open access points, which has probably helped some other people know the risks of running an unsecured wireless AP.

Netstumbler has a simliar thread (4, Informative)

X00M (526040) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319842)

Well even though mine is cloaked... (5, Interesting)

gamorck (151734) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319843)

I can't speak for many others but my SSID is "KeepDrivingAsshole" - I've also seen one in my wardriving travels called, "LeaveMeAlone". Apparently somebody had already had a bit of fun with his network, eh?

juvenile cleverness (3, Funny)

siliconcenturion (134304) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319844)

my friend and i were at a summer camp where we werent supposed to have internet access, but we plugged in a WAP we brought and set the SSID to "drewisawanker"
drew was the name of his RA
the next day we saw 3 RA's walking through the hallway trying to triangulate the location of the WAP
crazy kids we were!

HomeAlone (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11319845)


DVDA (2, Funny)

b00m3rang (682108) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319847)

That's mine.

Re:DVDA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11319986)

Change in volume with respect to change in area?
The DVD Association?
Or is it something a bit more, uh, perverse?


El_Muerte_TDS (592157) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319848)

That's the name I gave to my parents' WLAN.

If it is wrong to call my AP LINKSYS (4, Funny)

blowdart (31458) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319849)

when it's a Netgear with WPA running then I don't want to be right.

"The Tits are Here" (1, Funny)

whiterat (101097) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319850)

Best one I've seen - laughed my ass off. I can just imagine a "neighbor" coming over to help them set it up. Hahahahaha.


Fermicirrus (621606) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319853)

You are connected to MY PENIS. Ahhh...I'm only 12 so it's ok.

My favorite (1, Funny)

wang33 (531044) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319855)

Real close to my job, "Mr Rodgers Neighborhood" with or w/o spaces can't remember now been a while since I went Net Stumblin'
The "Get Lost" ones always make me chuckle when I see those.

Been there, done that... (1)

sysadmn (29788) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319860)

Already done on the Netstumbler forums [] . Personally, I like "You have been hacked fool!". Worst I've personally seen was an address (nnn Afton Valley Ct). Best was "LandOfChocolate". Check them out at Wigle [] .

A few of em. (1)

g0bshiTe (596213) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319861)

I saw one someone name "Thug"
and another that someone had named "PISS_OFF"

By Postal Address (1)

IvanHo (767188) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319862)

All over my neighborhood they're frequently named for the postal address of the home in which they reside, e.g., 15AMaple. Or so I've been told.

Address... (1)

QwkHyenA (207573) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319863)

12 Maples Drive.

No joke, buddy and I were driving around and saw someone had used their address for SSID. We couldn't stop laughing...

Re:Address... (1)

SnowWolf2003 (692561) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319952)

Why is using your address such a bad thing? It's not like they are advertising something you don't already know right? Chances are you were driving down Maples Drive past number 12 at the time...

And using your address does help if one of your neighbours wants to come round and ask if they can connect.

Re:Address... (2, Insightful)

Zone-MR (631588) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319982)

Why is that so funny?

It lets people know where to contact the admin. Could be useful if nearby AP operators wanted to link, or perhaps discuss the channel configuration in order to avoid interference.

The address isn't exactly top secret information, surely anyone near the area could easilly figure out what house the wireless signal is strongest near?

Don't broadcast it (1)

tbcpp (797625) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319869)

I don't broadcast the key, but one I use is heyjudedon'tletmedown. It's a blast typing that in and watching others raise an eyebrow.

Well... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11319870)

"Apple Network xxxxxx" is fun...

The better link is (1)

Laurentiu (830504) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319874)

here []

linksys disguised as a netgear (1)

2MuchC0ffeeMan (201987) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319875)

I named my linksys WRT54G as 'netgear'... among the mac address filter, the sveasoft firmware, and the WEP encryption (And living in the woods, the best defense), i'm not worried about war drivers.

Invitation (2, Insightful)

matman (71405) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319876)

My WAP is connected to an 'untrusted' interface on my firewall, such that users can access the web and DNS only. The SSID is, with "addr" replaced with my street address, "come_4_beer_at_addr". Haven't had any takers, yet. :)

Name? (1)

DrEldarion (114072) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319877)

Using your name actually may turn out to be a good thing if your network is insecure. Somebody in my apartment complex had a wide-open network with the SSID being their name. I was able to track them down by that in order to tell them they should secure it.

They were wondering why their cable connection was so slow.

My favourite (2, Funny)

ectoraige (123390) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319878)


Last Name (2, Funny)

ispel (266661) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319882)

My last name is Default, you insensitive clod!

Garbage (1)

md81544 (619625) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319884)

I think the funniest SSIDs one sees in Kismet are the garbage ones (like ^L*&^G^x#, etc).

Apparently according to the Kismet developer this is where MS Windows-based wireless clients "leak" crap into the packets... nice...

Sorry... (3, Interesting)

IO ERROR (128968) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319888)

Mine is "Sorry, the network is down right now." with MAC filtering enabled. Nobody ever stops to play with my AP.

Search for SSID Names at (3, Interesting)

drewzhrodague (606182) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319891)

YOu can search for SSIDs, MACs, and cities and states at [] . Funniest ones I've seen:

hellostumbler - Framingham, MA - Pittsburgh, PA

My List (1)

JabberWokky (19442) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319892)

iwlist scanning gives me (the first is mine): "CH" "cchsiao's WLAN" "Lasting sensation" "janelandanne" "linksys" " " "humperdink" "2WIRE019" "instaconnect-3442de" "instaconnect-3442da" "OC" "MA" "instaconnect-3442d4" "instaconnect-343f77" "instaconnect-343ce6" "KHarris" "instaconnect-3442d9" "flyfish" "instaconnect-343ce8" "instaconnect-3442d8" "instaconnect-3442df"

Yep, that's a bunch of a local WiFi provider's APs. There is normally a "penis" in there, too.

I have a feeling that for the really amusing ones, I should walk down towards campus and sniff the dorm and off-campus housing from UCDavis.


Not so Secret (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11319893)

Best on my street is "SecretMachine" - which broadcasts it's SSID.. hmm..

Why I'm A Bastard (5, Funny)

WombatControl (74685) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319894)

I used to live fairly close to a major street and not too far from a university campus, so wardrivers were always trying to connect to my network.

So I decided to ask WWTBOFHD? (What Would The Bastard Operator From Hell Do?)

So, I set up a nice AP called 'linksys' with no WEP. Obviously, every freeloader on the planet would try and connect to it.

Oh, and you could connect to it alright. The problem was that it was connected directly to a proxy server that rerouted every web request directly to and blocked everything else.

Apparently the word got around, and the number of people trying to access that AP went down precipitously after that.

I'm such a bastard...

Names (1)

glyneth (47975) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319895)

At work, it's called Roswell because the basestations (Apple's) looked like spaceships.

At home, it's called Orwell because that's what my husband picked.

And I've heard someone has called hers The Hordes of Attila, because it always asks her if she "wants to join the Hordes of Attila?"

Mine (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11319897)

is called BadaBing! (from sopranos)

What's the matter with Default? (2, Insightful)

rolocroz (625853) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319898)

What's the matter with Default if you change the default password and enable encryption?

"noconnect-Federaloffense" (3, Funny)

flinxmeister (601654) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319901)

I set up one for a buddy of mine with this SSID. His building is right next to a post office, so it adds credibility. It's hilarious to watch people come in and see "do you want to connect to noconnect-federaloffense?" One literally jumped back from his laptop.

I guess the Man has us trained well!

Mine's called "Default" (2, Insightful)

TomorrowPlusX (571956) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319902)

Mine's called "Default"... and has no password.

Oh, wait... it's not mine, it's my neighbor's. That's why I don't need to pay for broadband service ;)


beest (200570) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319906)

It was funnier before Randy Moss [] changed my perspective about this phrase...

PearlyGates and Katahdin... (1)

terraformer (617565) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319912)

PearlyGates is for my AExpress I use traveling (In missoula right now) and Katahdin is for my home BaseStation.

Best one I've seen (1)

JimmyQS (690012) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319917)


MaxiesMadhouse (1)

mschaef (31494) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319918)

After we got our dog Maxie, and lived with him for a few weeks, I renamed our network MaxiesMadhouse. Six months later, it still fits.

Sinistar_Net (1)

Skater (41976) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319919)

My brother is into arcade games, and has quite a few video and pinball machines around his house.

I just use Snowball, though - the name of my cat.


My office SSID is (1)

ALecs (118703) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319921)


What a coincidence... (1)

jvollmer (456588) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319922)

Linksys is the name of my network.
What are the chances of that?

The best I've seen... (5, Funny)

xorowo (733585) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319931)

At a hotel that charged for Internet access, someone had an access point with the SSID, "LeaveBeeror5dollarsatRoom505". Nice, cheap, easy Internet access without the $15 charge the hotel wanted.

Random name without broadcast (1)

macklin01 (760841) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319932)

I always figured it wouldn't hurt to use a random string of letters and numbers and not broadcast the SSID. e.g., 2j9djfjZJ3. At least it won't give any info on what's found on the network, and it'd be nearly impossible to guess. -- Paul

linksys (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11319936)

Heh. SP2 gives me enough problems with wireless networking, and since I don't use WEP, XP doesn't even want to connect to it. I use whitelist MAC filtering, and while I may be vulnerable, I myself am a bit of a wardriver. (just... without the car) Also, the layout of my neighborhood makes anyone trying to leech me pretty obvious. I do go out to look at mysteriously parked cars, and I tested; you have to be pertty close to pick it up. And there are plenty other APs in my neighborhood to leech. It's not perticularly hard to leech me, just not worth your time. ; )

ssid (1)

valadil (668748) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319941)

My computers always get names from Tolkien so it was a no-brainer that my router get called palantir.

*BSD Anyone? (1)

tuxliner (589414) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319942)

Mine is :
'cause it's supposed to be rock solid.

And another thing... (1)

ectoraige (123390) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319944)

How does a wireless SSID possess a you've?

If you're going to submit a lame story, at least check your apostrophes.

Best SSID (1)

MobileDigit (785026) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319948)


ChickenAndPorn (1)

chickenandporn (848524) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319949)

I get raised eyebrows by accident -- Chicken And Porn. No one forgets it.

My neighborhood (3, Funny)

BrK (39585) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319951)

My home AP is named "FuckOff". It's secured (to the extent that an AP *can* be secured) well enough.

My neighbor INSISTS on leaving his WRT54G unsecured. I change it whenever I'm bored (I've also connected to the LAN, and then to one of his shared printers and printed out some "interesting" photos). I'll name his AP stuff like "pimpwifi" "secureme" "hellomike", etc. Nothing too interesting really.

Greek irony (1)

Belisarivs (526071) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319953)

I named my Icarus.

Not very funny (1)

Moloch666 (574889) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319954)

Mine is "omfg"

based on LOTR :) (1)

sakis (84255) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319955)

I am a member of a community wireless network over Thessaloniki, in Greece. We have named many of our nodes based on the Lord of the Rings universe and Middle Earth places, so there is "Morgul", "Amon Sul", "Tirith", "Rivendell" etc. nodedb link []

An Homage to the NCSC's Dockmaster system- (1)

Sam Nitzberg (242911) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319956)

I named my wireless access point-


It's a fun name, and if you run several WAPs, you can plug in any vowel in the place of dOckmaster's "O"

For reference, ckmaster

In a Marriott Lobby (1)

cOdEgUru (181536) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319958)

Got caught once between a traffic cop and a busted hood and hence had to take a Defensive Driving course. Ended up at a Marriott's Conference room with my laptop and 8 hours of "God help me".

Popped up the Available networks list, Marriott's own was thankfully not secured, however they did want me to validate by entering my room number. Hmm.. how about "301". Oh joy!

Browsed for the next 8 hours with out a hitch..

my old ssid (1)

aldousd666 (640240) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319961)

BoroughPolice, who just happen to be right next door.

my own (1)

scupper (687418) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319964)

puppies and thanksforyourmacaddress

Hallooo Daaaaave (1)

HugoQuixote (32615) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319966)

My SSID is, quite simply:


I really couldn't think what to call it. And then my friend picked up the box and said 'Hallo Daaave'.

That, was that.

Casual security (1)

lorddarthpaul (730954) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319969)

The first thing I did when I got a Linksys WAP11 was to change the SSID to MaryPoppins. I briefly tried hiding the SSID altogether, but my laptop kept getting confused. I enabled the 128 bit WEP key, which may be far from perfect, but, at the least it implies KEEP OUT. These days I mostly use wired 1000Base-T though.


BeesTea (580793) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319973)

Easily the best I've seen

while in California last week.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11319974)

I saw AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs, with no security at all of course :)

Naming yourself Lynksys ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 9 years ago | (#11319975)

I think that naming yourself Lynksis would be funny if you are using a very different AP! Just think of all the hackers trying to get in using the wrong methods.

Phone infected error... (2, Funny)

thrill12 (711899) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319976)

I used to name my phone that way in bluetooth.
A lot of people actually were wondering what was wrong with their cellphones, when they explored their bluetooth-neighbourhood (or got a bluetooth message from me)...

One with a domain name (1)

Koos (6812) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319983)

Once wardriving in a train (or is that 'wartraining' ? wartraindriving? I was just the passenger) I found one with a domain name in the SSID. I made a remark about it on my homepage, with a link to the overview of access points found [] and to the found webserver of that domain.

He linked back to my site a few days later, finding it funny. (I won't link directly to his webserver now, to avoid a slashdotting to a site most of you can't read since it's in Dutch)

Bait and Switch (1)

VE3ECM (818278) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319984)

I used to take my SSID and switch the name to a manufacturer's default that WASN'T the same as the router I was using...

ie. I'd use an SMC, name it the default for a netgear, then change to a DLink, etc.

Then I'd watch the access logs and see what fish I could catch trying to take a nibble.

Seeing that I was living in a pretty dense, busy area in downtown Toronto, I watched more than a couple people try to access my AP.

The same as my password (3, Funny)

philkerr (180450) | more than 9 years ago | (#11319987)


It's easy to remember :)
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