Best neighbors' WiFi network names

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    Mar 19, 2014 5:09 AM GMT
    1mgwMJT

    Partial snapshot of my neighborhood. I had a chuckle when I got to the fourth one on the list. Other faves from the past include "Hide your kids, hide your WiFi." What are the best ones you've seen?
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    Mar 19, 2014 5:11 AM GMT
    I don't have any fun ones around me. I rather like mine; it's from an old Infocom computer game: The Pulsating Inconvenience.
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    Mar 19, 2014 5:12 AM GMT
    My neighbors are boring. They all have their SSID to the default, which is some random characters assigned by their ISP.

    I was thinking about changing mine to: NSA is watching!

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    Mar 19, 2014 5:15 AM GMT
    xrichx saidMy neighbors are boring. They all have their SSID to the default, which is some random characters assigned by their ISP.

    I was thinking about changing mine to: NSA is watching!

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    I like that. Or try to make it real sounding; something like "NSA Aggregate Hub."
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    Mar 19, 2014 5:19 AM GMT
    I don't broadcast my SSID, so it's a moot point for me. But it's fun to see what other people come up with.
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    Mar 19, 2014 5:22 AM GMT
    xrichx saidMy neighbors are boring. They all have their SSID to the default, which is some random characters assigned by their ISP.

    I was thinking about changing mine to: NSA is watching!

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    More NSA ideas:

    NSA Data Concentrator
    NSA Data Accumulator

    You could replace Data with Evidence, Statistics, Results, Measurements, Compilations, etc. (Use thesaurus.com)
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    Mar 19, 2014 5:49 AM GMT
    "Get your own"
    "fatness"
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    Mar 19, 2014 6:46 AM GMT
    James_Thunder_Early said"Get your own"

    I had a coworker, a true card carrying communist, who stated that all home WiFis should be open without a password. So that they could be "shared."

    Anyone remember those organizations that were trying to promote free wifi, for "the masses"? I remember a web page that had all these different ethnicities in the banner picture at the top, implying that underprivileged non-whites were missing out on wifi. Yeah, right; anyone who could have afforded a laptop with wifi back then was anything but underprivileged.


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    Mar 19, 2014 7:39 AM GMT
    my student neighbours used to be having a conversation.

    girls in unit 23
    boys who want to fuck the girls in 23

    started it.

    currently :

    pound town
    fbi surveillance canoe


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    Mar 19, 2014 7:41 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    James_Thunder_Early said"Get your own"

    I had a coworker, a true card carrying communist, who stated that all home WiFis should be open without a password. So that they could be "shared."

    Anyone remember those organizations that were trying to promote free wifi, for "the masses"? I remember a web page that had all these different ethnicities in the banner picture at the top, implying that underprivileged non-whites were missing out on wifi. Yeah, right; anyone who could have afforded a laptop with wifi back then was anything but underprivileged.



    I think it's "noble" to share Wi-Fi for the sake of information sharing. But there are too many jerks out there that will abuse it, or use it for illegal things. I keep mine locked down and don't broadcast the SSID. My router also supports a separate subnet, with its own SSID. I allow broadcast on that one and let guests use it when they come over.

    But yeah. Almost no reason to share Wi-Fi these days. I read somewhere that low income households get internet through smartphones now. Prepaid smartphones with unlimited data plans are crazy cheap now.
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    Mar 19, 2014 7:49 PM GMT
    MovingRightAlong said1mgwMJT

    Partial snapshot of my neighborhood. I had a chuckle when I got to the fourth one on the list. Other faves from the past include "Hide your kids, hide your WiFi." What are the best ones you've seen?


    I also notice that the 4th one on the list really has his antenna up.
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    Mar 19, 2014 8:06 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    James_Thunder_Early said"Get your own"

    I had a coworker, a true card carrying communist, who stated that all home WiFis should be open without a password. So that they could be "shared."

    Anyone remember those organizations that were trying to promote free wifi, for "the masses"? I remember a web page that had all these different ethnicities in the banner picture at the top, implying that underprivileged non-whites were missing out on wifi. Yeah, right; anyone who could have afforded a laptop with wifi back then was anything but underprivileged.




    What? You mean you don't upgrade your laptop every year, and hand the old one out to the beggars hanging out on the street outside the apple store? (Or Fry's as the case may be.)

    And of course, there were these things:
    _100_dollar_computer.jpg

    Anyway, the downtown area of the nearest market town here has free wifi.

    (Thread hijack continued in lieu of content: nobody in range out here but me.)
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    Mar 19, 2014 8:38 PM GMT
    When I lived above a pub I changed the name to "Red Rose customer wifi" for trolling purposes wahahaha icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 19, 2014 9:25 PM GMT
    Hide your kids, hide your WiFi

    That is hilarious.

    My neighbors all have default wifi names but I have seen funny and weird ones around:

    "The Promised LAN"
    "Mom, click here for WiFi"
    "yogranniespannies"
    "Lemme smell yo dick"
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    Mar 19, 2014 9:50 PM GMT
    xrichx saidBut there are too many jerks out there that will abuse it, or use it for illegal things. I keep mine locked down and don't broadcast the SSID. My router also supports a separate subnet, with its own SSID. I allow broadcast on that one and let guests use it when they come over.

    Just for the sake of argument, and maybe I'll learn something, if you live in a house in the suburbs, what would be the risk of having your SSID broadcast and giving your regular password out to visitors? I used to have a knitting group meet at my place every Sunday and two of the women would bring their tablets and I gave them my regular password. If my password were to get broadcast to the world, someone would have to be parked in front of my place in order to use it so it seems to me that there's not much risk in giving people my regular password, and having my SSID broadcast.
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    Mar 19, 2014 10:19 PM GMT
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    xrichx saidBut there are too many jerks out there that will abuse it, or use it for illegal things. I keep mine locked down and don't broadcast the SSID. My router also supports a separate subnet, with its own SSID. I allow broadcast on that one and let guests use it when they come over.

    Just for the sake of argument, and maybe I'll learn something, if you live in a house in the suburbs, what would be the risk of having your SSID broadcast and giving your regular password out to visitors? I used to have a knitting group meet at my place every Sunday and two of the women would bring their tablets and I gave them my regular password. If my password were to get broadcast to the world, someone would have to be parked in front of my place in order to use it so it seems to me that there's not much risk in giving people my regular password, and having my SSID broadcast.


    One of those nifty new routers is on my wish list, only for the guest network feature. I've had too many guests come over with whine-doze laptops who are unable to log in with a simple password. Rather than spend a day screwing around with networking, I just end up turning off security. But... I run customer's credit card numbers and other info over my network.

    Anyhow, I used to not worry much about it. My router is more than a quarter mile from the nearest point of a public road. There is literally nobody to snoop on it. Until I started shopping for electronics for my boat. Everybody is buying WiFi boosters to put on top of their sailboat masts. Allegedly dipping into people's wifi from up to seven miles out at sea. Still probably not much risk out here, but someone who was into exploiting that stuff could sit in the middle of town with one of these things...

    Someday when one of those gadgets comes up on line and I have money in my pocket, I'll pick one up just to use on the farm.
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    Mar 20, 2014 12:22 AM GMT
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    MovingRightAlong said1mgwMJT

    Partial snapshot of my neighborhood. I had a chuckle when I got to the fourth one on the list. Other faves from the past include "Hide your kids, hide your WiFi." What are the best ones you've seen?


    I also notice that the 4th one on the list really has his antenna up.

    Yup, there's definitely a display of enthusiasm there.
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    Mar 20, 2014 12:59 AM GMT
    "KAGUTSUCHI"...wtf?icon_question.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 20, 2014 1:11 AM GMT
    you can lock a wifi access point to accept only those computers you want. every device has a unique "mac id" number.

    put a junk craigslist wifi access point box for guests in the no man's land between your cable modem output and your first router input.

    all my computers i keep file sharing turned off so if the average joe gets onto my wifi there is really nothing for them to discover. maybe a traffic list in my router.

    your SSID is known to everyone even if it is not displayed. A guest computer can choose to comply with with your access point box's request to retain your ssid as hidden. Maybe it dosnt want to.
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    Mar 20, 2014 1:56 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    xrichx saidBut there are too many jerks out there that will abuse it, or use it for illegal things. I keep mine locked down and don't broadcast the SSID. My router also supports a separate subnet, with its own SSID. I allow broadcast on that one and let guests use it when they come over.

    Just for the sake of argument, and maybe I'll learn something, if you live in a house in the suburbs, what would be the risk of having your SSID broadcast and giving your regular password out to visitors? I used to have a knitting group meet at my place every Sunday and two of the women would bring their tablets and I gave them my regular password. If my password were to get broadcast to the world, someone would have to be parked in front of my place in order to use it so it seems to me that there's not much risk in giving people my regular password, and having my SSID broadcast.

    Probably little to no risk. But I'd rather not have people use my internet unless I'm aware.

    Also, if a hacker was driving around your neighborhood with a list of harvested SSID and passwords, it just makes it easier to infect your network and comouters with malware.

    But yeah, that's worst case scenario. It's not likely to happen, but I think it's better to safe than sorry.
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    Mar 20, 2014 2:20 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI think it's better to safe than sorry.

    True, and I was thinking that you never know but some kid in the neighborhood fancies himself as a hard core hacker and has a program that hammers wifi routers that have broadcast SSIDs, trying different passwords.
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    Mar 20, 2014 3:19 AM GMT
    Hey guys, is this topic showing up for you in the LATEST FORUM POSTS section of the home page? For me it's not -- even immediately after someone has commented. Just wonderin'...
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    Mar 20, 2014 3:27 AM GMT
    MovingRightAlong saidHey guys, is this topic showing up for you in the LATEST FORUM POSTS section of the home page? For me it's not -- even immediately after someone has commented. Just wonderin'...

    That's not an automatic feature. The admin hand selects which new topics are displayed on the front page.
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    Mar 20, 2014 8:04 AM GMT
    xrichx saidThat's not an automatic feature. The admin hand selects which new topics are displayed on the front page.

    In the immortal words of Johnny Carson, "I did NOT know that."

    Thanks for the info. icon_cool.gif

  • Mar 21, 2014 12:42 AM GMT
    One I like is,

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    The best part is that the password was, "password."