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Windows 7: Wireless Network Name

18 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
Wireless Network Name


I'm trying to figure something out in the Wireless Network settings that's a trivial thing, but bugging me...

If I look in my network settings in the control panel under:

Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections
I see the different connection options I have in my Windows 7. In this case, there are three of them:
  1. Local Area Connection [Network Cable Unplugged]
  2. Wireless Network Connection [Framus 3]
  3. Microsoft virtual wireless (I renamed this one at some point) [Not connected]
What I'd like to know is: how can I rename #2 from "Framus 3" to just "Framus"? When I select "rename", it lets me rename "Wireless Network Connection" to something. But I want to change the name "Framus 3" to something else. Is that possible?


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18 Jan 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello mbratch,

The "Framus 3" name would be the name of your wireless device (ex: router) that you are connected to, and is used for the profile name by default.

You could use either option in the tutorial below to change the profile name to what you want instead.

Network Name and Icon - Change

Hope this helps, :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Oh perfect. Thanks. I didn't even notice that the icon allowed a "click".
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18 Jan 2014   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome. :)
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