As people across the country are heading home for the holidays, they are preparing for perhaps the most daunting of all holiday traditions: trying to get the correct wifi password from their parents.
“Most parents have their wifi password written down on a random, scrap piece of paper which they have since misplaced,” said internet expert Gary. “Some parents are a little more tech savvy and change their password to the names of their grandkids or something like that.”
The Science Post interviewed several people who had run into this problem last year:
“I asked my dad for his wifi password and he told me it was AT&T” – Julie Masters, 28.
“My mom told me her password was “the one they set it up with” and she didn’t know what it was” – Mark Van Allen, 36.
“My mom said to ask my dad, so I did. He said it was the old dogs name three times but wasn’t sure if it was capitalized or not” – Jamie Harrington, 32.
Tech experts across the country are urging parents to contact their internet service providers ahead of the holidays to confirm their passwords and have them at the ready.
Happy Holidays and best of luck from The Science Post Team!