We were all there. You can buy a new router, get it out of the box, plug it in, and start connecting all your new devices. Your network may look like this: "9302nbd2nf02" and / or "9302nbd2nf02-5G". boring. When you are running a wi-fi network on your phone or laptop, nearby networks fill your screen with random random strings of alphanumeric characters.
But hey, why join the sea of network names meaningless? For an additional three to four minutes, you can set a dedicated SSID for the network ("Service Set ID" - or just "Network Name" for less technically inclined). While you are in it, why not choose a network name with some creativity or even a little humor? Since you're reading this article, I think you're thinking about it. If you already know how to set a custom SSID, go to the section below and go directly to the network names. However, if you need a little help, we've included guidelines for the best brands of network routers.
How to change the network name (SSID) on your router
Set a custom network name (SSID) on the routers
- Launch an Internet browser and type 192.168.1.1 into the address bar.
- Enter the router user name and password when prompted. The default user name is admin. The default password is password.
- Click OK.
- The BASIC Home page displays.
- Select Wireless.
- Enter your new user name in the Name (SSID) field.
- Enter your new password in the Password (Network Key) fields.
- Click the Apply button.
- Your changes are saved.
Note: If your device disconnects from the wireless network, view the available wireless network again and enter the new WiFi network key or password.
- Open an Internet browser and enter http://192.168.0.1 into the address bar.
- Enter the password for your Admin account in the field provided. If you have not changed this password from the default, leave the field blank. Click Log In.
- Move the cursor to the Settings tab and then click Wireless from the drop-down menu.
- Next to Wi-Fi Name (SSID), type in a new SSID. Wireless clients will need to connect to the new SSID in order to access your wireless network. This may require you to update your wireless clients’ configuration. You must specify a different SSID for the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wireless networks.
- Click Save Settings to save your configuration.
Funny Wi-Fi Network Names
Without further ado, here's a bunch of more than a hundred smart names with network features to consider for your Wi-Fi network. We have also rated them in some popular categories Enjoy!
- LANdo Calrissian
- May the Wi-Force Be With You
- Jar Jar Linksys
- These Are Not the Droids You’re Looking For
- Not the Wifi You’re Looking For
- A long time ago…
- Let the Wifi Win
- I am WAN with the Web and the Web is with Me
- Luke, I Am Your Wi-Fi
- Forest Moon of Endor
- Docking Bay 94
- Huge Tracts of LAN
- I’m Not A Witch I’m Your Wifi
- Inigo the Modem
- One Does Not Simply Log Into Mordor
- You Shall Not Password
- Lord of the Ping
- One Wifi to Rule Them All
- Routers of Rohan
- Skynet Global Defense Network
- The LAN Before Time
- No More Mister Wifi
- The Net starring Sandra Bullock
- Titanic Syncing
- Silence of the LAN
- Do Re Mi Fa So La Wi Fi
- Winternet is Coming
- Wi-Fi Network? Why Not Zoidberg?
- A LANnister Always Surfs The Net
- The Mad Ping
- House of Black and Wifi
- Comcasterly Rock
- House LANister
- LANnisters Pay Their Debts
- LANnisters Send Their Regards
- Banana Stand Money
- Troy and Abed in the Modem
- Modem Family
- Bill Wi, the Science Fi
- Go Go Gadget Internet
- A Van Down By The River
- DHARMA Initiative – Station 4
- Wi FiLecia
- Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wi-Fi!
- That’s What She SSID
- Not A Pokestop
- Routy McRouterface
- Never gonna give you wifi
- Thanks Obama
- 99 problems, but WiFi ain’t one
- Bill Clinternet
- Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Lan
- I am the Internet, AMA
- Upload the rain download in africa
- Wu-Tang LAN
- I Can Haz Wireless?
- Drop it like it’s Hotspot
- 2 Girls, 1 Router
- Wi believe I can Fi
- Everyday I’m buffering
- I come from a LAN down under
- A Linksys to the Past
- Girls Gone Wireless
- Wifi Art Thou Romeo
- Russian Hackers
- Panic at the Cisco
- For Whom the Belk