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

26 Mar 2010   #41
smiths22

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

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Thanks for trying to help CommonTater very appreciated.

But you have reached the same conclusion i've reached in my last post before this...i should not mess with the bloo3$# register.
No problem... maybe the others will have better suggestions.

In your place I'd rename it with the right click method I showed you for the display name and leave the registry entries alone, as we agree.

I do get into the registry a lot, I'm not afraid to tinker so long as I have some basic idea what I'm messing with but experience has taught me that hardware device settings are not something you mess with.
I can't rename either of them, the wireless connection name nor the wireless adaptar name. (if i want to change them to their original name windows 7 says that they already exist).


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26 Mar 2010   #42
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Thanks for trying to help CommonTater very appreciated.

But you have reached the same conclusion i've reached in my last post before this...i should not mess with the bloo3$# register.
No problem... maybe the others will have better suggestions.

In your place I'd rename it with the right click method I showed you for the display name and leave the registry entries alone, as we agree.

I do get into the registry a lot, I'm not afraid to tinker so long as I have some basic idea what I'm messing with but experience has taught me that hardware device settings are not something you mess with.
I can't rename either of them, the wireless connection name nor the wireless adaptar name. (if i want to change them to their original name windows 7 says that they already exist).
So... rename them something else... Like "Wireless" and "Lan"... or something to your taste. I know it's a pain but the alternative is to ignore the original problem entirely...
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26 Mar 2010   #43
smiths22

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by psikofunkster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post

No problem... maybe the others will have better suggestions.

In your place I'd rename it with the right click method I showed you for the display name and leave the registry entries alone, as we agree.

I do get into the registry a lot, I'm not afraid to tinker so long as I have some basic idea what I'm messing with but experience has taught me that hardware device settings are not something you mess with.
I can't rename either of them, the wireless connection name nor the wireless adaptar name. (if i want to change them to their original name windows 7 says that they already exist).
So... rename them something else... Like "Wireless" and "Lan"... or something to your taste. I know it's a pain but the alternative is to ignore the original problem entirely...
Agree, messing with the registry made more harm than good, with XP it was easy to solve all this.
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30 Apr 2012   #44
David63

Win7 32-bit
 
 
Really Easy Fix

This was a pain for me until I figured out how to do it. Go to the Network and Sharing Center, double click on the picture of the little house. You'll get a popup window in which you can rename your connection.

Network Name and Icon - Change


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27 Oct 2012   #45
heynomi4u

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Fixed here - How do I manually remove a corrupted, hidden, wireless network adapter - Microsoft Community

Quote:
Open a command line window and type the following two lines:

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
start devmgmt.msc

In this Special Device Manager Window; on the menu, click View then Show Hidden Devices

The unwanted devices will appear dimmed. You can right-click on them from there and uninstall them.

Then go back to your network center and rename your adapters to what you want without the # sign.
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27 Oct 2012   #46
heynomi4u

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by heynomi4u View Post
Fixed here - How do I manually remove a corrupted, hidden, wireless network adapter - Microsoft Community

Quote:
Open a command line window and type the following two lines:

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
start devmgmt.msc

In this Special Device Manager Window; on the menu, click View then Show Hidden Devices

The unwanted devices will appear dimmed. You can right-click on them from there and uninstall them.

Then go back to your network center and rename your adapters to what you want without the # sign.
What this command line did was, it opened a special device manager window which not only had the hidden devices but greyed-out hidden devices (not viewable in regular device manager)

Once I removed those greyed out versions by uninstalling them, I was able to rename my 'Wireless Network Connection 3' to just 'Wireless Network Connection'.

Damn! That '3' annoyed the hell out of me!
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25 Mar 2013   #47
Malickfan86

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I tried to last method posted above and found a hidden "Ras Async Adapter" that I couldn't uninstall or disable. I tried a workaround where I renamed the driver file to a .bak but after that it disappeared from the Device Manager completely. I still wasn't able to rename my connection from "Wireless Network Connection 2" back to just "Wireless Network Connection."

Expanding on the solution that is on pages 2 and 3 of this thread...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > ControlSet001 > Control > Network > {4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Once in that folder, expand each subkey and click on "Connection." Find the original "Wireless Network Connection" and "Wireless Network Connection 2" (or whatever yours shows up as) as 'Name', modify the key for the former to one that isn't being used (in my case, "Wireless Network Connection 3," but those with multiple numbers will be better off with "CRAZZZY"), then rename the latter 'Name' key to "Wireless Network Connection." Then, optionally, you can rename the first to "Wireless Network Connection 2."

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