I live on a short block which contains a few rental properties, and not long ago a few units saw new tenants move in. Prior to this all the visible local wifi network names that showed up on my device were kinda boring and usual, nothing like you often see in internet jokes.
Suddenly the list of nearby networks lists ‘a manageable pill addiction’, a curious name for a network indeed!
I am humorously looking mildly askew at any new neighbours, just in case!
So have you seen any interesting names pop up on your listings?
The neighbors on our block are close (heck, we even had a quarterly newsletter for a while). If you look at the WiFi signals available here, they look odd… then you realize some of us named our networks as a pun on others’, then someone else named theirs with a parody of those…
Does that make sense? Like, the original one was “Pete’s Yellow House”, so someone change theirs to “Petey’s Dirt-Colored House”. “Across_The_Street_From_Pete” showed up, NETGEAR37 became “NOT_PETE”, and then came “Patty’s Puce Palace”…
For years my wifi was names my cock since it amused me when I saw the message you are now connected to My Cock and I could make jokes when my friends connected too. Once I moved in with my wife she made me change it to “something family friendly” so now ours is Family Friendly.
My phone is something similar to that. I don’t recall exactly because I’m not the one connecting to it. My house has two wifis with 2 channels each. Upstairs and downstairs quick and slow. Depends which one you are closest to and some of the older devices can only get on one of the channels.
For a long time there has been one called CSAA–I don’t know for sure what it stands for but I’ve always wondered if it had something to do with the Confederate States of America, because a neighbor a few hundred feet away flies a Confederate flag on a pole. Also, only a few days ago, a new network (or a newly renamed one) showed up named Trump2020.
Where are you? My first thought was an AAA affiliate, which according to Google’s preview serves “Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington” though I know that is at least partially false as NV and OR are different companies.