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Windows 7: Rename Network Connections in Windows 7

30 Dec 2009   #21

Windows 7
Rename my home network

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sassa View Post
Just double click here:
Attachment 27339
to open this:
Attachment 27340
Is this what you want to do?
I tried opening both of these to fix the same problem of re-nameing my home network. I've got one PC with 7 and straight wired ethernet cord. One PC running Vista and it's wireless to Belkin router. It's nameing the new Belkin router as network 3, it's also showing my previous XP system as it was named "Home".


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03 Jan 2010   #22

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit

I was having the same issue. The reason being the rename is not as prominent as it was in Windows Vista.

Open up your Network and Sharing Center and simply left click on the Icon (under View your active networks) to rename it. By default this icon is a house.
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24 Feb 2010   #23

windows 8.1 Pro x64

thanks, I also didn't know how to rename.
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07 Nov 2010   #24

Windows 7 32bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lukezskywalk View Post
Open up your Network and Sharing Center and simply left click on the Icon (under View your active networks) to rename it. By default this icon is a house.
Thanks from me, too!

Isn't it wonderful how Windows just keeps getting easier and easier to use? LOL!
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06 Jan 2011   #25

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lukezskywalk View Post
Open up your Network and Sharing Center and simply left click on the Icon (under View your active networks) to rename it. By default this icon is a house.
My Windows 7 network insists the network name is "Network 2" (What happened to Network 1?) I've tried the left click on the icon for Network 2 and nothing happens.

Wired Ethernet using a router (for the computers) and a wired Ethernet network switch (for the printers).

~ redkirk
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28 May 2011   #26

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I'd like to do the same thing as the original question - rename the network, and I get nothing when I right click on the house icon for the network. The links that explained it to the original poster are dead. Does anyone have the details?
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08 Oct 2011   #27

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

This is an old thread but as of 8Oct2011 it's still the top Google hit for the subject.
No other hit reveals the answer, nor does this thread.
Here's the answer!
In Windows 7 click on Start and in the 'Search Programs and Files' search bar enter "show connections", reflecting you to 'Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network Connections'.
Right click on the Connection you want to rename and choose 'Rename' from the right click menu.
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08 Nov 2011   #28

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
This is not yet possible in windows 7 for wired connections

Refer: Create or modify network profiles

It clearly says: "Windows doesn't save wired network profiles"
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01 May 2012   #29

Windows 7 Home x64

There is a post here about how to rename the connections in Windows 7. Tried and it works for me.
The trick is there is no button or link to click on - you just click on the picture next to the network name. It's not obvious until someone says you can do it.
Network Name and Icon - Change
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