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Windows 7: Network Name


11 Apr 2013   #1

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 
Network Name

Hi Folks,

My original network name was Spartacus on my 2 computers. My Netgear router died and was replaced with a TalkTalk router. I gave that Network a different name. I liked the TT router so much, I bought a new Netgear router & decided to reuse Spartacus as it's SSID. I now get this:-

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Is there anyway I can delete Spartacus 2 and just have it as Spartacus.
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My Desktop pc is also showing it, plus it shows as Local Area Network 3.



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11 Apr 2013   #2

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

Hi RoadRunner

Take a look at this link below hopefully it will help

Network Name and Icon - Change
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11 Apr 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Hi Folks,

My original network name was Spartacus on my 2 computers. My Netgear router died and was replaced with a TalkTalk router. I gave that Network a different name. I liked the TT router so much, I bought a new Netgear router & decided to reuse Spartacus as it's SSID. I now get this:-

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Is there anyway I can delete Spartacus 2 and just have it as Spartacus.
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My Desktop pc is also showing it, plus it shows as Local Area Network 3.


Just in case you asking about the Network2 name and onwards etc. showing up on the network adaptors after changing routers. You can fix that in the registry easily enough. This problem drives me crazy as well.

Type regedit into run box "but you know that".

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles\ then highlight top or bottom number string then right click Profile Name to Modify in order to change the Network profile name. ,

I'm not completely sure if you need to change the wireless network name or wired name.

The top number string at profiles is to change the regular wired Network profile name, "worked for me", and the lower number string is for changing the wireless profile name.

Back up registry first but I had no problems here.


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12 Apr 2013   #4

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

I followed the link to the tutorial by VistaKing and it worked perfectly.
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12 Apr 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
I followed the link to the tutorial by VistaKing and it worked perfectly.
Yes you only need to click on the little house to change that one, this is one of those, "if it was a snake it would have bit you" moments, and it's hardly something you need a tutorial for.

The one I was referring to changes the name that appears on the adaptors as highlighted in the picture.

There is no way to change this one without editing the registry.

This is the one that typically changes when you install a different router, yes it's happened to me, and it was saying Network 2 until I changed it.


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12 Apr 2013   #6

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
The one I was referring to changes the name that appears on the adaptors as highlighted in the picture.
This is how mine looks on my Laptop.

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