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Windows 7: When I connect to my wireless router it says "linksys 2"

22 Jun 2010   #1
secor941

windows 7 enterprise
 
 
When I connect to my wireless router it says "linksys 2"

When I connect to my wireless router it says "linksys 2" but the ssid is just "linksys" so where is this 2 coming from and how do i make it go away?


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22 Jun 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

hi and welcome
can you type ipconfig /all and post screenshot. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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23 Jun 2010   #3
secor941

windows 7 enterprise
 
 

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23 Jun 2010   #4
ryo

 
 

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25 Jun 2010   #5
secor941

windows 7 enterprise
 
 

It's not an issue with the router, I do not need to change my ssid or security and if I did I don't need any assistance with that. This is an issue with windows. Also sometimes i get another network that doesn't even exist called virtual profile.
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25 Jun 2010   #6
stpbby

Windows 7
 
 

Have you connected to another wireless network with the ssid of Linksys? Windows remembers all the wireless networks you have connected to. So if you had connected to a wireless network named linksys in the past it has remembered this and is putting the 2 at the end to distinguish the two diff networks.

I dont have wireless on my windows PC here, but I believe you can go into the wireless settings and see all the wireless networks that your computer has trusted.
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25 Jun 2010   #7
secor941

windows 7 enterprise
 
 

I have connected to a different router with linksys, ssid.
I went to "manage wireless networks", only shows "linksys".
I removed all networks in the list and still am getting the "linksys 2" and "virtual profile"


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25 Jun 2010   #8
stpbby

Windows 7
 
 

Check out this post
Wireless Network Virtual Profile - ignore the post by Savan HMicrosoft Support, Moderator.... read a little further down.
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25 Jun 2010   #9
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

I've had this happen with NICs before. Once Windows sets it up you can remove it and then when it reinstalls it sees it as "NIC 2". My guess is that you unplugged your router and when you hooked it back up it saw it as a new one. It's been a while, but as I recall I had to burrow pretty deep into the registry to clean it all out, then let Windows detect it as a brand new connection. Now when that happens I just ignore it as not being worth the trouble.
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25 Jun 2010   #10
secor941

windows 7 enterprise
 
 

right clicking on the adapter and choosing rename will only change the name of the adapter not ssid name.. any other suggestions.. thanks
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