We’ve been seeing more-and-more ‘SSID Graffiti’ (if that’s not a term, it should be) lately. These days, people are using their Wi-Fi network names to air out grievances with neighbors, advertise their businesses, and express their personality in general. In my neighborhood there was a network called “I Love Horses” for a long time. Then, an “I Love Horses Too” popped up. Just the other day, I went sniffing for my own Wi-Fi network, and saw an “I Love Horses 3.” Increasingly, we’re seeing people use Connectify Pro to easily broadcast a unique SSID, while still running their primary hotspot. Here are three cool ways to use Connectify Pro to broadcast your personalized hotspot name:
1. Are your upstairs neighbors partying and carrying on ’til the wee morning hours, while you’re just trying to get a little bit of sleep after a long day? No need to go knocking on their door again, and risk a chance encounter with the burly boyfriend (sorry, getting imaginative here!). Simply start a Connectify Hotspot with the name ‘DEARAPT301PLZKEEPITDOWN’. That oughta embarrass them into submission after a few days!
2. Perhaps you’re a coffeehouse owner, and one of those chain coffee shops rambled into town and setup shop across the street. Not much you can do about that, eh? Well, we suggest you tip passersby off with a unique Connectify SSID. While your patrons sip their coffees and surf the web on your primary Wi-Fi network, you can also broadcast a secondary Connectify network called ‘GOLOCALCOMETOJOESCOFFEE’, or if you’re feeling feisty, how about: “ITSLARGENOTVENTI”. That should get some tongues wagging.
3. OK, maybe this is the treament for a John Cusack rom-com, or a 2011 version of ‘You’ve Got Mail’, but we think it’d be awesome to propose to your significant other via Connectify SSID. Just imagine, your girlfriend goes to connect her Xbox Live for massively multiplayer gaming,and suddenly she sees ‘LAURAWILLYOUMARRYME’. Oh, how nerdy!
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Connectify CEO, Alex IM’d us last night joking about a slightly subversive SSID that actually broadcasts your password. How about: ‘THEPASSWORDISMELGIBSON’. Get Connectify Pro today, and get creative with your Connectify Hotspot name!