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Windows 7: Wireless Network Connection 5

02 Mar 2013   #1
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
Wireless Network Connection 5

I know its just a number but it is really annoying and it must be possible to solve it but when seeing what networks are available in the bottom right hand corner it says "Wireless Network Connection 4"

The '4' being the annoying part, it occurred since I've been trying to update my drivers. I know it's harmless but its extremely annoying so please don't just say ignore it.

Thank you for your understanding in advance.

How do I get rid off it?

Edit: Added screenshot




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02 Mar 2013   #2
Saurabh A

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi mangoh,

You may follow the steps listed below:

1. Remove all 'wireless profiles' manually:
- Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Wireless Networks > Right click to remove all wireless networks listed (Windows will detect the effect networks automatically and will allow you to establish connectivity again; use the 'network security key' if using a secured connection)

2. Re-install the 'Wireless Adapter' drivers:
- Click 'Start' > type 'Device Manager' (without quotations) in the 'search box' > Tap 'Enter' > Locate 'Network adapters' category and expand it > Right click the 'wireless adapter' and 'Uninstall' > Follow through with the uninstall process and restart the unit > Windows is likely to pick the 'WLAN drivers' by itself; if not, you may install the driver from the manufacturer website > Restart the system and recheck results.

Hope this helps. Do reply if you have any further questions.

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04 Mar 2013   #3
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Saurabh A View Post
Hi mangoh,

You may follow the steps listed below:

1. Remove all 'wireless profiles' manually:
- Click Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Manage Wireless Networks > Right click to remove all wireless networks listed (Windows will detect the effect networks automatically and will allow you to establish connectivity again; use the 'network security key' if using a secured connection)

2. Re-install the 'Wireless Adapter' drivers:
- Click 'Start' > type 'Device Manager' (without quotations) in the 'search box' > Tap 'Enter' > Locate 'Network adapters' category and expand it > Right click the 'wireless adapter' and 'Uninstall' > Follow through with the uninstall process and restart the unit > Windows is likely to pick the 'WLAN drivers' by itself; if not, you may install the driver from the manufacturer website > Restart the system and recheck results.

Hope this helps. Do reply if you have any further questions.

Hi thanks for your reply.

I tried both steps and still have no success. Step 2 only listed one network adapter.

A quick Google suggests that it has happened to a few people. It's harmless but very annoying. Not as annoying as someone saying 'just ignore it'
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04 Mar 2013   #4
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You should be able to go to the Network and Sharing Center then look to the left and choose, "change adaptor settings", right click the network adaptor and choose rename, and then rename the connection. But you may be referring to the network name.

To change the network name, you can go to the Network and Sharing Center, then just click on the little "house" or work icon, which is circled in the picture, you can easily change the name here, this is the network name that shows up lower right for my wireless network so I hope this is the one you are referring too.


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04 Mar 2013   #5
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You should be able to go to the Network and Sharing Center then look to the left and choose, "change adaptor settings", right click the network adaptor and choose rename, and then rename the connection. But you may be referring to the network name.

To change the network name, you can go to the Network and Sharing Center, then just click on the little "house" or work icon, which is circled in the picture, you can easily change the name here, this is the network name that shows up lower right for my wireless network so I hope this is the one you are referring too.
Just to confirm I was referring to the wireless network connection not the name near house icon.

I already tried changing the wireless network connection figure via your first suggestion but it says "wireless network connection name already exists"
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04 Mar 2013   #6
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

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05 Mar 2013   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You should be able to go to the Network and Sharing Center then look to the left and choose, "change adaptor settings", right click the network adaptor and choose rename, and then rename the connection. But you may be referring to the network name.

To change the network name, you can go to the Network and Sharing Center, then just click on the little "house" or work icon, which is circled in the picture, you can easily change the name here, this is the network name that shows up lower right for my wireless network so I hope this is the one you are referring too.
Just to confirm I was referring to the wireless network connection not the name near house icon.

I already tried changing the wireless network connection figure via your first suggestion but it says "wireless network connection name already exists"
You will need to post a screen shot of the exact problem because as you can see, people are confused about what you are talking about.

You can change the name of the wireless network or the wireless adaptor, one of those will work and surely must be what you are talking about as there are no other options for naming the network.

You should definitely be able to change the name of the Network Adaptor, I'll post pictures if required.

When I click on my wireless icon "lower right" that name is in fact, the same one that can be changed by clicking on the little house icon. I'm trying to figure out how that didn't work for you?

Everyone else seems to be referring to the network name in "Manage Wireless Connections" and telling you to delete the connections there but I don't believe that is what you were referring to.
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08 Mar 2013   #8
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks but problem persists.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mangoh View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You should be able to go to the Network and Sharing Center then look to the left and choose, "change adaptor settings", right click the network adaptor and choose rename, and then rename the connection. But you may be referring to the network name.

To change the network name, you can go to the Network and Sharing Center, then just click on the little "house" or work icon, which is circled in the picture, you can easily change the name here, this is the network name that shows up lower right for my wireless network so I hope this is the one you are referring too.
Just to confirm I was referring to the wireless network connection not the name near house icon.

I already tried changing the wireless network connection figure via your first suggestion but it says "wireless network connection name already exists"
You will need to post a screen shot of the exact problem because as you can see, people are confused about what you are talking about.

You can change the name of the wireless network or the wireless adaptor, one of those will work and surely must be what you are talking about as there are no other options for naming the network.

You should definitely be able to change the name of the Network Adaptor, I'll post pictures if required.

When I click on my wireless icon "lower right" that name is in fact, the same one that can be changed by clicking on the little house icon. I'm trying to figure out how that didn't work for you?

Everyone else seems to be referring to the network name in "Manage Wireless Connections" and telling you to delete the connections there but I don't believe that is what you were referring to.


Tried all above
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09 Mar 2013   #9
Saurabh A

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi mangoh,

Please check if the issue persists when the system is used in the following scenarios:
1. Try creating another 'User Account' User Account - Create and check the status
2. Use a good-known wireless adapter (USB adapter) if available to see if the issue duplicates

Do reply with the findings.

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25 Nov 2015   #10
SteelFighting

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm reviving this thread because I'm facing the same problem as the OP here. What the OP is trying to fix is the "Wireless Network Connection 5" to "Wireless Network Connection". If you try renaming it, it will give you the message on the attachment below. Merging or deleting the wireless (or local area, doesn't matter) connections won't solve this "issue". I am attaching a picture as well of my "multiplication" problem. It's not a problem really, it's just annoying.


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