WiFi Password

Here we go with another daily strip! Yay!

You know, it never occurred to me before, but just as I upload this strip, I noticed that you say “WiFi” in English and “WLAN” in German. But actually “WLAN” is an English abbreviation. So why do English speakers use “WiFi”? I admit, I had to google the difference, but apparently, WiFi (or Wi-Fi?) is a particular kind of WLAN. It probably comes down to the fact that “double-u” is just cumbersome to pronounce, while “WiFi” just rolls off the tongue in English.

Anyway, anybody got a good home wifi name? Mine is named “Skynet”. Not very original, I have to admit, but I didn’t have too much time for creativity during setup.


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12 comments on “WiFi Password
  1. Jeff Del Papa says:

    Gotterdamerung. It replaced “dim flicker off”. (The three positions of a Lucas headlight switch) and the original was “chaos and confusion”

  2. Stone says:

    My PC’s hostname is skynet!:)

  3. Aaron says:

    My mobile hotspot is called “NZSIS van 1”. NZSIS is the New Zealand Security and Intelligence Service. Occasionally you see people looking around trying to work out where it is.

  4. Wade says:

    My WiFi network is DEASurveillanceVan. Looking about the neighborhood, it seemed more appropriate then FBISurveilanceVan.

  5. rwill says:

    Mine was Skynet for awhile, when I got a new router it became “Fluffy the destroyer” from the ancient meme.

  6. mike says:

    We had a neighbor who had issues with the law from time to time, so we called ours “DEA Special OPS” to freak him out…

  7. Fbs says:

    I’ll be back…

  8. Herveus says:

    One of mine is “Cat Detector Van”

  9. When we were in Bali in 2019, all the cafes, restaurants & bars featured free Wi-Fi so tourists could connect (most didn’t pay for roaming 🙂 ). Fun part was, the locals pronounced it “Wife-ee” and would say “Yes, we have wife-ee for you” 🙂

    I couldn’t think of funky names for our 5GHz & 2.4GHz primary & guest networks so went with boring McMainLink, McLink24, McKiddoLink & McGuest 🙂

  10. PS: Cat Detector Van is awesome 🙂

  11. MacKalle says:

    I use ‘Access Denied’, as network name, and as a message to neighbors…

  12. Not Hans says:

    If I ever set up an aviation-related network, would you mind if I called it “Ubergrossenbacher Enterprises?”

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