In the beginning, when WiFi became popular, few people had access to the internet in their homes. Now more than 86% of homes in the US have internet routers with built-in WiFi. If you own or manage a coffee shop, you know customers have the expectation that fast and free internet access will be offered. Many remote employees or laptop entrepreneurs utilize coffee shops as temporary work spaces with better coffee.

starbucks coffee shop

Inside a Starbucks coffee shop with WiFi.

Naming your own WiFi network can be fun, and you can, literally, call it whatever you want. So why not get creative with the naming? Your only limitation is the number of characters you can use. The standard Service Set Identifier (SSID) can handle only 32 characters including spaces. For those of you that want an unusual, unique, or downright freaky internet WiFi name here are my best suggestions.

WiFi Name Ideas

outside a starbucks coffee shop

Outside a Starbucks coffee shop where you can still stream.

Naming your own home WiFi is a great way to make sure it is easily recognizable among the multitude of WiFi networks in an urban neighborhood. With most networks using a string of letters and numbers, trying to recognize your connection can be annoying. By coming up with something unique, it will make the process of identifying your WiFi network easier.

  • AA Meeting
  • And Don’t You Come Back
  • Blind Sight
  • Chicken Crossed the Road to Steal Our Wifi
  • Come On And Slam and Welcome to my LAN
  • Cut the Wire
  • Everyday I’m buffering
  • Girls Gone Wireless
  • Guess Where We Live
  • Is it me you’re looking for?
  • Join My Bandwidth
  • Keep it on the Download
  • Coffee Shop Connectors
  • Start Surfing
  • America is Awesome
  • Lag Out Loud
  • Life on the Line
  • Brewed Connections
  • Brewed Stream
  • Lifeblood
  • Living on the Wire
  • Modem Pole
  • Now you see me…
  • One Wifi to Rule Them All
  • Open Sesame
  • Ready to Mingle
  • Piping Hot Access
  • Routers of Rohan
  • Routy McRouterface
  • Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
  • Skynet
  • Spread the Wealth
  • Sweet Victory
  • Thanks Obama
  • The Force
  • Trump Rules
  • The Mad Ping
  • The Password is…
  • We’ve Got the Goods
  • Wifi Art Thou Romeo
  • Wifi Fever
  • Wi-Fi, do you love me?

Funny WiFi Name Ideas

WiFi networks don’t need sensible names. You have free range to use funny names or phrases to make name unique. These are some of the silliest available network names I could come up with.

  • Bandwidth on the Run
  • Byte Me
  • Chance the Router
  • I am watching you.
  • Look behind you.
  • Connected, Secured
  • Definitely Not Wifi
  • Drop It Like It’s Hotspot
  • Free Public Wifi
  • I Believe Wi Can Fi
  • I Left the Seat Up
  • Unlock the stream
  • I Now Pronounce You Man and Wifi
  • If I Had Your Wifi Wouldn’t Need Internet
  • IP a Lot
  • IP Steady Streams

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  • It Burns When IP
  • LAN of Milk and Honey
  • Nacho Wifi
  • No Internet Access
  • Surfing USA
  • No More Mister Wifi
  • Pretty Fly for a WiFi
  • Router? I Hardly Knew Her
  • Silence of the LAN
  • Simon Says No Wifi
  • Slower than Yo Momma
  • The LAN Before Time
  • The LAN of the Free
  • Surf’s up Dude
  • The Promised LAN
  • This LAN Is My LAN
  • Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor’s Wifi
  • Titanic Syncing
  • Untrusted Network
  • We Were On A Break!
  • Wham Bam Thank You LAN
  • Where the Wild Pings Are
  • Wi-Fight the Inevitable
  • Winter WonderLAN
  • Your Brain On Drugs

Freaky WiFi Names

Looking for a strong signal.

If you like to make things appear a little strange then you can use some of the freaky names to give your network a unique title. Here are some unusual names to consider.

  • 404 Network Unavailable
  • Abraham Linksys
  • Bandwidth Together
  • Cheeses Take the Wheel
  • Clever Wifi is Clever
  • Click Here for Wifi
  • Virus hopper
  • No Lag.
  • Click Here to Download
  • Daily Bread
  • Strong Connections.
  • Escaped Nigerian Prince
  • Final Fantasy Finally Finishes
  • Get off my LAN
  • Hit the Road Jack Input
  • Getting weird WiFi
  • I’m watching you.
  • Hodor
  • IanTernet
  • JackPott
  • Linksys Lohan
  • New England Clam Router
  • No Mo No Mo No Mo No Mo
  • Not the Wifi You’re Looking For
  • Pokemon Slo
  • Russian Hackers
  • Safe Levels of Radiation
  • Saved a Bunch of Money by Switching to GEICO
  • Since 1997
  • ThatDressMakesYouLookFat
  • This Space Left Intentionally Blank
  • To Be or not to Be
  • Trust in God but Protect Your WiFi
  • Usa Usa Usa Usa
  • W^3
  • Who Pooped in the Pool
  • Whose Car Alarm is That
  • Wi-Fry Chicken
  • Winona Router
  • Wu Tang LAN
  • You Fart Pretty Loud

Stylish WiFi Names


For those who appreciate the finer things in life, you can adapt a WiFi network to reflect this. Check out these stylish names for your network.

  • $1 per hour
  • 12C is the Loneliest Number
  • Click and Die
  • Comcasterly Rock
  • Connection Failed
  • Double Click to Connect
  • Duke of URL
  • For Whom the Belkin Tolls
  • Fourth Floor Wifi
  • Get Your Own
  • Happy Wifi Happy Lifi
  • Loading…
  • Missed Connections
  • Modem Family
  • MothersMaidenName
  • My Name is URL
  • Missed Connections.
  • Never gonna give you wifi
  • No Connections Available
  • Password is Gullible
  • Password is Password
  • Reserved for Guests I Hate
  • RIP Net Neutrality
  • Searching…
  • Shaken not Stirred
  • Tell My Wifi Love Her
  • Tell Your Wifi Love Her
  • The Black Links
  • The Ping of the North
  • The URL of Sandwich
  • Who What When Where WiFi
  • Wi FiLecia
  • Wi of the Figer
  • Wi-Fight the Feeling
  • Your Wifi My Kids

SSID Name Ideas

The SSID is the name of the WiFi network and you can make it a little more unique with a touch of creativity. These unique SSIDs are limited to 32 characters.

  • 8hz WAN IP
  • A Linksys to the Past
  • Abraham WAN Helsing
  • Alt-255
  • Benjamin FrankLAN
  • Bill Wi, the Science Fi
  • Docking Bay 94
  • FBI Channel 90210
  • Breaking in is welcome
  • FBI Van 13
  • Forest Moon of Endor
  • Franklin Delano Routervelt
  • Jar Jar Linksys
  • John Claude WAN Damme
  • LAN Halen
  • LANdo Calrissian
  • Lord of the Ping
  • Ludwig WAN Beethoven
  • Obi WAN Kenobi
  • Occam’s Router
  • Please Wait…
  • Midnight Munchers
  • Printer Only
  • SpiderLAN
  • Surveillance Van
  • That’s What She SSID
  • The Internet
  • Troy and Abed in the Modem
  • Unregistered Hypercam 2
  • Very Slow
  • Wi FI Fo Fum
  • Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wifi
  • Witness Protection
  • You Will Regret This

Router Name Ideas

Naming your router is similar to naming your WiFi network, and you can rename it to be whatever you really want. From Harry Router to THIS IS MY NETWORK. To save you thinking too hard about it, here are some awesome names you can apply to a router.

  • AOL Dialup
  • Area 51
  • Bathroom Cam 2
  • Battle of the Bandwidth
  • Brave Little Router
  • Candy in the Van
  • Capture the Lag
  • Connect Automatically
  • Cunnilinksys
  • Do Re Mi Fa So La Wi Fi
  • Full bars
  • Go Go Gadget Internet
  • Gone Catfishing
  • Herpes Positive
  • I’m too sexy for WiFi
  • Inigo the Modem
  • My Wifu
  • NSFW
  • o==[]:::::::::::::::::::::::::>
  • Penny get your own wifi
  • That itchy feeling
  • The LAN down under
  • The Matrix
  • Two Girls One Router
  • Vandelay Industries
  • VirusFree
  • VirusRUs
  • You Click, I Pay

Coffee Shop Internet Access Statistics


Before home WiFi was available, internet cafés ruled the world. Now, for those that want good internet while they are out and about, coffee shops have added WiFi. Usually free, the coffee shop WiFi password is generally given out to paying customers using a password that they can enter to access the network and can be changed regularly to prevent unauthorized access.

Here are some fascinating statistics about the coffee shops: 

  • There are 9,000+ active barista openings in the United States right now. This number is expected to increase even further over the next 5 years.
  • There are 17,537 coffee production jobs in the United States alone. This industry employs more people than you might expect.
  • Vietnam produces more than 3 million tons of coffee each year.

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Popular places for those that want to work or study outside the home, the coffee shop is a workplace and study hall for many people. And in that 27% of locations where home WiFi is lacking, such as some few rural areas, the coffee shop internet is a necessity.

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