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Windows 7: How do I change a network name?

09 Nov 2010   #1
blackzero

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
How do I change a network name?

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09 Nov 2010   #2
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If you click the icon next to the name you can change the network name and the icon that is displayed in that window.
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09 Nov 2010   #3
blackzero

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

uh huh, never knew it was clickable. Dang. xD

Thanks alot!
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09 Nov 2010   #4
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, the only hint is your mouse cursor will change to a hand symbol. Most people will click the blue text or try right clicking the icon and then do a WTF head scratch.
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09 Nov 2010   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I think you can also do this from a Command Prompt:

netsh interface set interface name="dkm" newname="New Name Here"
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