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10 Funny Networking Memes

  • Ah, memes. What would we do without them? A clever caption paired with just the right photo can brighten our day. And there are days when you really need to laugh, especially if you work in networking, working tirelessly to keep everyone and everything connected.

    Fortunately, there are a lot of memes with networking themes, likely created by networking pros, to entertain those in the profession. They poke fun at the things engineers deal with on a regular basis: routing protocols, software-defined networking hype, IPv6 migration, and of course that tendency in corporate environments to blame the network when anything goes wrong.

    Check out our selection of networking memes for some funny takes on the world of networking. You'll find Captain Jean-Luc Picard, Willy Wonka, and of course a cat meme to lighten your workday.

  • First day on the job

    Isn't that the way it always goes?

  • Cable chaos

    Look familiar?

  • Routing reality

    Open Shortest Path First is no piece of cake.

    (Image: Ruben Schade)

  • The moment of truth

    Of course you were right all along.

    (Image: @dbeul)

  • SDN overload

    All the hype about software-defined networking can push an engineer to the brink.

  • Sigh of relief

    No firewall failure here.

  • IPv6 planning

    Business kitty waking up to need for IPv6.

  • IPv6 denial

    Willy Wonka wants to hear more how that will work. (R.I.P. Gene Wilder)

  • Routing pun

    OK, so this one is crass, but you have to admit it's funny.