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Windows 7: Can you change the Network number?

01 Dec 2010   #1
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 
Can you change the Network number?

OK, this is not a critical matter or anything, but it annoys us obsessive-compulsive types!

I just upgraded my router and now my wired connection icon in the taskbar, and the Home Network in Network and Sharing Center says "Network 2".
There is only one network. On my XP computer it is "Local Area Network 4".

Can that be changed? Where? How?


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01 Dec 2010   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Right click connection icon in taskbar notification area, choose Open Network and Sharing Center. Choose Change adapter settings from the left pane link list. Right click the connection you want to rename, choose Rename from the context menu and name it as you wish.

Can you change the Network number?-rename_network_connection.png

Kari


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01 Dec 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
OK, this is not a critical matter or anything, but it annoys us obsessive-compulsive types!

I just upgraded my router and now my wired connection icon in the taskbar, and the Home Network in Network and Sharing Center says "Network 2".
There is only one network. On my XP computer it is "Local Area Network 4".

Can that be changed? Where? How?
You can also rename the network by clicking on the little house. The picture makes it clear.

The one Kari posted will rename the network connection on the right side of the page, mine will rename the one with the little house.


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01 Dec 2010   #4
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You can rename the network by clicking on the little house. The picture makes it clear.
Way too easy
How could I have missed that?

Thank You!
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01 Dec 2010   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You can rename the network by clicking on the little house. The picture makes it clear.
Way too easy
How could I have missed that?

Thank You!
Clicking on that little house threw off awhile back also, it's so easy that you can miss it, if it was a snake it would have bit you kind of deals.
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01 Dec 2010   #6
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Clicking on that little house threw off awhile back also, it's so easy that you can miss it, if it was a snake it would have bit you kind of deals.
It's a bit funny that to change your network type (Home, Public, Work), the link is clearly marked, but there's no indication that to change connection name you just have to click the house next to that link
Can you change the Network number?-network_name_and_type.png


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01 Dec 2010   #7
Holy Moses

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit///Vista Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

OMG!!

So easy on Vista, and hidden in PLAIN SIGHT in Windows 7.

LOL

Thank you
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13 Jan 2012   #8
pedrotairum

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

You guys saved my life! Yes, I'm one of those obssessive types haha...

Thanks guys, it was way too easy
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