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06 Apr 2012  
scottinpa37

 
 
Question About Wireless Home Networks

Hi, I'm new to the forums here and wanted to ask a question about home networks. I have an Acer desktop PC that has a slow network card (100 mbps) built in, which I had been using until yesterday. The home network I used with Windows 7 was named "Scott's PC Network" I disabled the network card and installed an Edimax Nano wireless adapter, which is connecting at 150 mbps. I now notice that my home network is renamed "Scott's PC Network 2" and there is a "Wireless Network Connection 2" on the computer also. Can anyone tell me if this is normal or if it can just be renamed to the original "Scott's PC Network"? The only thing I can think of is that since I disabled the onboard network card, that Windows renamed the wireless connection. Also, when I look at the available wireless connections at the bottom right corner, where the 5 white bars are, it shows "Scott's PC Network" with the "Wireless Network Connection 2" above it. I'm of course connected to it and there are no problems, just trying to figure out why there is different names. Thanks for any help you can give me!
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