21 Funny WiFi Names We Stumbled Upon


Funny WiFi names seem to always be good for a laugh, and they tend to pop up when you least expect them. But did you know that Wi-Fi’s origins can be traced back to failed attempts at detecting black holes? Yes, you read that right.

In this list, we’ll dive into 36 funny WiFi names we stumbled upon plus some weird facts about Wi-Fi that will make you appreciate this tech even more (or at least impress your friends with your newfound knowledge). Let’s get started!

Abraham Linksys

Good ol’ Honest Abe, but he still won’t give you the password.

Al Capone

“Be careful who you call your (internet) friends.”

Alexandar Graham Belkin

Probably still on dial-up.

Benjamin FrankLAN

Shocking, we know.

Did you know: The term “Wi-Fi” was coined by a branding company called Interbrand in 1999. The name was chosen because it sounds like “Hi-Fi” (short for “high fidelity”), which suggests high-quality wireless connectivity.

Bill Clinternet

“When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web… Now even my cat has its own page.”

Bill Wi The Science Fi

Bill! Bill! Bill!


Handle with care.

Did you know: The first version of Wi-Fi, called 802.11, was released in 1997. It had a maximum data transfer rate of just 2 Mbps (megabits per second). Today’s Wi-Fi standards, such as 802.11ac and 802.11ax, offer speeds of up to several gigabits per second.

Doc Brown’s WiFi

Great Scott!


It’s now or never.

Franklin Delano Routervelt

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”

Did you know: The first commercial product to use Wi-Fi was a cash register system developed by a company called Symbol Technologies in 1991. It used a precursor to Wi-Fi called “infrared data association” (IrDA) to transfer data wirelessly.

Frodo Laggins

“You’re late.”


Self explanatory.

Iron LAN

“I told you, I don’t want to join your super secret boy band.”

Did you know: The invention of Wi-Fi was partly inspired by a failed attempt to use radio waves to detect black holes in the early 1970s. The research team discovered that the radio waves were bouncing off everything in the room, and realized they could use this “scattering” effect to create a wireless communication system.

Jean-Claude WAN Damme

This WiFi has a real kick to it.


The perfect name.

John Wilkes Bluetooth

I’ll allow it.

Did you know: The first Wi-Fi network was set up at Carnegie Mellon University in 1993. It was called “Wireless Andrew” and allowed students to access the internet from anywhere on campus.

LAN Halen

This WiFi is really unchained.

LAN Morrison

Not to be outdone.

Ludwig WLAN Beethoven

The WiFi is on, I promise!

Did you know: Wi-Fi signals can pass through walls, but they are absorbed and weakened by metal, water, and other materials. This is why Wi-Fi doesn’t work as well in areas with lots of metal or water, such as elevators or swimming pools.

Martin Router King

It just works.

Obi WAN Kenobi

Hello there.

Funny WiFi names: The possibilities are endless

We hope you enjoyed this list of funny WiFi names as much as we did, and in doing so thought a little more deeply about this unique and invisible technology. Who knew that a failed attempt at detecting black holes would lead to the WiFi we know and love today? We’ll likely never know what would have been.

Do you have a favorite WiFi name that’s not on this list? Share it in the comments below.

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