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Windows 7: Change network "status" name

11 May 2013   #1
unko

Win7x64
 
 
Change network "status" name

Hello,

I've installed Hamachi and its network "STATUS" name is "Network 2" (yes, so many spaces...), how do you i change that in the registry?

Thanks.


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11 May 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello unko,

You might see if either one below is the network name you wanted to change.

Network Name and Icon - Change

OR

Network Connection - Change Name in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 May 2013   #3
unko

Win7x64
 
 

It works, thanks! And the location is "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles\" By the way, could you tell me what means "unidentified network"? Seeing that VMware adapters are seen as this... Otherwise i've don't recall seeing it!?

PS: Also curious to know why i've got not 1 but 2 VMware network adapters..?
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12 May 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yep, that's the correct path for the network name.

Network Name - Change in Windows 8

How many Ethernet adapters do you have? You'll get a VMware one per Ethernet you have.

I have two myself.
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12 May 2013   #5
unko

Win7x64
 
 

I have only one..?!
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12 May 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

After a bit more digging. It's the same in VMware Player.

When you install VMware Workstation, two network adapters are added to the configuration of your host operating system — one that allows the host to connect to the host-only network and one that allows the host to connect to the NAT network.
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