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Windows 7: Windows 7 puts numbers after my wireless network name

30 Dec 2010   #11
yanichka

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is what I am talking about. I can't give you more screenshots for the next few months because I won't be in this part of the country since Easter. But I really want to understand how to fix it. Thanks




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30 Dec 2010   #12
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Are you running windows XP mode or some other virtual PC on that PC? That "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter" seems out of place to me.
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31 Dec 2010   #13
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This is exactly what I talked about in my previous post.
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01 Jan 2011   #14
yanichka

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok... How can I fix it?
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01 Jan 2011   #15
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Open up device manager, then under the view tab, click show hidden devices. Now go and look under "Network adapters". Right click the ones you want to get rid of and select uninstall. I don't have a wireless card in this PC so I don't get the wireless menus. Someone else may have to give you instructions on sorting that out. I would delete all your network connections and create one new one. You might also have to re-think how you are disabling your wireless card. In stead of disabling it click disconnect.
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02 Jan 2011   #16
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Did you look at the directions in the link I provided earlier? How to Remove a Wireless Network in Windows 7

That should allow you to remove the ones you don't want.
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30 Nov 2011   #17
ReactorNo4

Windows 95 OSR2
 
 

You guys totally missed the point. Delete adapter blah-blah-blah - it's NOT the problem with the wireless adapter. The virtual adapter also has NOTHING to do with this.

He is connecting with real physical adapter to the wireless network, say "linksys", but Windows 7 gives it a name "linksys 2" and if you connect to it tomorrow it will be "linksys 3" and so on. It's the name of network that changes, not the adapter. This is the software problem, windows somehow treats a known hotspot as a different one.

My guess is it's somewhere in the registry, if you search hard enough, you can find where windows saves hotspots to which it connected before. Also check if your provider has multiple hotspots, it may connect to a different hotspot with the same SSID, so windows gets confused and assignes some weird numbers to differenciate.
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03 Dec 2011   #18
yanichka

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Finally someone who understands my problem
Thank you!
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21 Feb 2012   #19
Entangle

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry for the minor necro post, but I came across this question and registered to answer it. Please note I am not responsible for any adventures into the registry.

The network profiles are easy enough to remove, and are located in the registry:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles

You can go entry by entry and delete profiles or simply delete all of the profiles and then reconnect to your WLAN and it should not have a number behind it. You do not need to reboot for this to take effect.

Have a nice day.
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22 Feb 2012   #20
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

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