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Windows 7: How can i rename my wireless network connection?

03 Feb 2010   #21
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I can name it to what ever I want that way. I'm not sure why it won't work for you but it works for me.

You may need to go into Device Manager and delate any extra connections by enabling the "show hidden devices" button.




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03 Feb 2010   #22
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
I can name it to what ever I want that way. I'm not sure why it won't work for you but it works for me.

You may need to go into Device Manager and delate any extra connections by enabling the "show hidden devices" button.
I can't cause before reaching number 21, windows 7 created 1, 2,3...20 and they are hidden, so i need a way to see them and delete them.
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03 Feb 2010   #23
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

That is what the "Show Hidden Devices" tab is for. That should let you see them all. Click "View" then click Show Hidden Devices with the network adaptors tab open and they should all be there.
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03 Feb 2010   #24
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Just do this. Easy enough?
you're almost there man, i've already tried that before windows says it can't rename it cause already exists....you know 1, 2, 3, 4 now im in number 21... how do i delete the old ones (from 1 to 20)?
The registry is a good place to do this. You got a few entries in the location, what are they?
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03 Feb 2010   #25
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

All this was easy on Windows XP, in 7 is hidden.

Chev i've already done what you said i could delete two (repeated) devices but that didn't change anything.

AEM nothing to change there apparently:




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03 Feb 2010   #26
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

It's not hidden at all. I can change the name of my network any time I want.

The method I used works for me everytime, I can't say why it's not working for you.

Network Name and Icon - Change
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03 Feb 2010   #27
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
It's not hidden at all. I can change the name of my network any time I want.

The method I used works for me everytime, I can't say why it's not working for you.

Network Name and Icon - Change
but i don't want to change my name's net, please check my first post.
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03 Feb 2010   #28
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
All this was easy on Windows XP, in 7 is hidden.

Chev i've already done what you said i could delete two (repeated) devices but that didn't change anything.

AEM nothing to change there apparently:




What under those "4D36..." entries? Expand them and you should see each is referring to different connection types.
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03 Feb 2010   #29
smiths22

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
All this was easy on Windows XP, in 7 is hidden.

Chev i've already done what you said i could delete two (repeated) devices but that didn't change anything.

AEM nothing to change there apparently:




What under those "4D36..." entries? Expand them and you should see each is referring to different connection types.
I was almost there AEM, you found them!....sadly though, i delete all the folder......darn (idiot ) time to reinstall windows 7..... see you back when i have finished guys....
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03 Feb 2010   #30
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

"You found them" ? you or me lol

If you are missing an entry i'm sure we can help you get it back, no need to re-install.
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