X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
AWESOMER MEDIA SITES: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Make Your Wi-Fi Network’s Name Unique with Unicode

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

Ars Technica accidentally discovered a quick and easy way to make your wireless network’s name aka SSID stand out. The tech blog found out that you can use Unicode characters in your network’s SSID. It’s not guaranteed to work with all routers and hardware though. Here’s Ars’ Halloween-themed SSID:

unicode-SSID-network-name-by-ars-technicazoom in

Neat right? Apparently you’re free to add any Unicode characters, as long as the SSID’s equivalent length doesn’t exceed 32 bytes. Here are a couple of other examples from Ars commenters:

unicode-SSID-network-name-by-ars-technica-2zoom in

Sadly, this party trick won’t work with all routers. For instance, when I tried it on my D-Link router it complained that “the SSID should be printable characters.” Worse, computers running Windows probably won’t be able to “read” the SSID properly and will replace it with garbled text.

Go trick or treating on Ars Technica to find out more about the hack.

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Advertisement

More from Awesomer Media...

Funko Stranger Things Action Figure 3-Packs

Funko Stranger Things Action Figure 3-Packs

Fools Paradise Iron Man & Stan Lee 1/6 Scale Figures

Fools Paradise Iron Man & Stan Lee 1/6 Scale Figures

Nike React Hyperdunk 2017

Nike React Hyperdunk 2017

Driven: 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Driven: 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

Kia Stonic Crossover Lands in Europe

Kia Stonic Crossover Lands in Europe

Fantastic Custom ’63 Dodge Polara Hot Rod for Sale

Fantastic Custom ’63 Dodge Polara Hot Rod for Sale