Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Network Name and Icon - Change


13 Sep 2009   #29
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Network Name and Icon - Change

How to Change the Network Name and Icon in Windows 7


...


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 May 2012   #30
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2012   #31
Conqueror

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wow. I can't believe this option was right under our noses all this time! This has baffled me for years and always gave up trying to find a solution since I could never find it!

I just came across this topic while doing a search on how to change the network name once again since mine was showing wrong because I connected another router as a repeater bridge to my existing router.

I've been visiting vistax64 and sevenforums for years whenever I got stuck on something. Always enjoyed reading the easy-to-follow and nicely laid-out tutorials whenever I got stuck. Just had to register now to say thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Dec 2012   #32
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Conqueror. I'm glad it was able to help. Congrats on your first post here.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jan 2013   #33
Wiperman

Windows 7
 
 

Finally the solution to my problem...Thanks Shawn!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


11 Jan 2013   #34
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Wiperman. Glad it could help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2013   #35
rseiler

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If anyone's wondering how to change it in Win8, well, it's hard to believe:
Windows 8 Rename Network - Neowin Forums

Combine that "improvement" with the need to go into the policy editor to change from a public to private network, or vice-versa, something that also used to be a single click in network sharing center before, and the mind boggles.
How to change network location type in Windows 8
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Feb 2013   #36
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello rseiler,

Thank you.

There's also this method below for changing network type in Windows 8 though.

Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2013   #37
AZBanjoGirl

Windows 7, 64bit
 
 
Thank you for NOT making it complicated!!!

I registered just to reply with a huge THANK YOU!!!

All I wanted to do was to change the assigned SSID name on my active network settings. Every post I found made it so darn complicated. Then I found your reply of just clicking on the little house (or park bench) in my Network and Sharing Center and lo and behold there it is a box to change the name!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I only wish I would have found your reply 2 hours ago! UGH!!!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dismas View Post
When I click in the Network name field, I am unable to type anything in or change the current name. There is also no button to change the icon. However I am able to change the network name for all of the other networks. I think this is because this network has an access type of "no network access" whereas the others have "Internet" or "No Internet access". How can I change this network name?

Screenshot:
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2013   #38
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums AZBanjoGirl. I'm glad to hear that it was helpful.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Comment

 Network Name and Icon - Change




Tutorial Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:13 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33