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Windows 7: Renaming a network connection? Problem

06 Feb 2010   #1

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Renaming a network connection? Problem

Hi guys,

Just installed Windows 7 Home Basic today and not had a problem so far but i have a little annoyance that i hope i can fix.

Please see the attachment image where you see in ipconfig it says Wireless Network Connection 2, but in Network & Sharing Center it clearly says Wireless Network Connection.

At first i tried going through registry and finding anything that said Wireless Network Connection 2, and changed it to just Wireless Network Connection which seems to of partly worked as its now displayed right in the Network & Sharing Center but the actual network adapter when using ipconfig still shows 2, can i fix this?

Thanks guys.




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06 Feb 2010   #2
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Have you gone to this place in the reg?

How can i rename my wireless network connection?
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06 Feb 2010   #3
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Actually, check if the "Wireless Network connection 2" might be the Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter. If you are using your normal 11/a/b/g adapter, it should not be that.

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06 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Here is more information about setting up your home network: Setting up a home network. You don't mention the specifics of what you are trying to do. Make sure your hardware is compatible, drivers are updated and you set up your network for the computers you have.

Cheers,
Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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06 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I can change my connection name in ipconfig just by changing the name in my Network Connections like the first picture is showing. Just highlight the connection and choose the "Rename this connection" tab.

Is that all you are trying to do?

You can see that the connection names match up with my ipconfig and I can change them at will.


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07 Feb 2010   #6

W7
 
 

Yes ^^ thats what im trying to do but unfortunately i cannot even get to that screen now, im sure ive been there before.

Here is what i see but anything i click on does not get me there;

See the attachment, its really annoying.


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07 Feb 2010   #7
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Click back arrow once, to ge to the main page, then top right corner, select in the "View by:" as Small icons. after that, select Networki and Sharing Centre. then top left pane, click the "Change adapter setting".
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07 Feb 2010   #8

W7
 
 

Fantastic, but its the WiFi miniport, do i need it?
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07 Feb 2010   #9

W7
 
 

Right, still got a problem check out the attachment. I think i should not of renamed all the Wireless Network connection 2's in registry...


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07 Feb 2010   #10

W7
 
 

fixed it by uninstalling my adaptor, reboot and reinstall then went to registry and deleted the key for Wireless Network Connection and rebooted then it allowed me to rename.

Now i dont have a key in registry but does not seem to cause an issue...

thx again
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