You might be surprised how many people know.
If you’re like me, you didn’t put much thought into naming your wireless network. I just set it up as quickly as I could, hoping I wouldn’t have to read too much techno-babble to follow the directions. I named it after my first dog, Turtle, and accepted the password it automatically created.
A few days ago my son was trying to maximize his time by writing a research paper on his laptop in my car. He connected to the wireless network at my daughter’s dance studio while we were waiting outside for her class to end. As we drove toward our house, his laptop continued to search for wireless networks. We were very surprised by the number of them that were unsecured, and we got a kick out of some of the names we came across. One of my favorites was “Go Away,” which strangely enough, was unsecured. Another was “Gigantic.” Wonder what he was referring to. This might have been the best, though, “FBI Mobil Unit 4.” Unsecured, of course (I think this one belongs to one of my son’s friends).
Here are a few more:
I’m not going to say which one, but one of these belongs to my next-door neighbor.
So what did you name your wireless network? If you’ve forgotten, I bet some of your neighbors can tell you.