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Top 25 funny wi-fi names

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Everyone is familiar with the routine: You pull out your laptop or mobile in a new city or random place — coffee shop, hotel lobby or maybe your in-laws' guest bedroom — and start looking for free wi-fi networks to hijack.

It's one of the slightly stealthy joys of modern living. In response to this era of wi-fi promiscuity, an interesting trend has emerged in wi-fi naming conventions. Rather than go with the default network assignation, people are customizing their wi-fi name, knowing full well that friends, neighbors and passersby are scanning for free wi-fi access all the time. Apparently, this has been fashionable in college dorms for years, with most names unfit for print in a family digital culture blog.

Click around enough, and you'll find plenty of websites, blogs and Twitter threads dedicated to the art of the funny wi-fi name. We've applied our patent-pending, proprietary algorithm to the issue and hereby present Digital Crave's First Annual Top 25 Funny Wi-Fi Network Names, with hyperlinked annotations as necessary.

Feel free to post your own discoveries, or creations, in the comments field below.

25. International Terrorist Network

24. Deep Thought

23.Will connect for beer

22. FBI Surveillance Van 7

21. PlzBringVodkaToApt1310

20. Neuromancer

19. Blinksys-182

18. Connect for identity theft

17. Trapped in router send help!

16. No Wi-Fi For You

15. Skynet

14. My Neighbors Suck

13. Don't Even

12. Only If You Help Me Pay For It

11. That 70's Router

10. Sorry, you can't use this

9. Nope, not this one either

8. We Can Hear You Having Sex

7. NCC1701

6. Pretty Fly for a WiFi

5. AllYourBandWidthRbelongToUS

4. Abraham Linksys

3. Router? I Hardly Knew Her!

2. Stop using our network, Steve

1. Hey You Kids, Get Off My LAN!

Note: This was written by Glenn McDonald, a Digital Crave contributor.
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