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Windows 7: New router = New Network (network2)

17 May 2010   #1
barryware

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
New router = New Network (network2)

I swapped out my main router/gateway..

Windows 7 has created a new network for the connection.

In vista, there was an option to "merge" the networks when this happens. I change routers all the time. Everything on the network is the same. Just the mac address of the gateway has changed.

I spent quite a long time digging through the network & sharing center and was not able to find any thing that would allow me to merge the new network with the old.

Is there a function in win7 for this like there was in vista?


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17 May 2010   #2
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

To merge network locations in Windows 7

you just click on the picture.... next to "Network - Work network"

at the bottom as you see in the photo you will see where you will be able to merge your networks.


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17 May 2010   #3
barryware

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I'll be dipped

I bet I spent over an hour looking for that.

Thanks
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17 May 2010   #4
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acurasd View Post
To merge network locations in Windows 7

you just click on the picture.... next to "Network - Work network"

at the bottom as you see in the photo you will see where you will be able to merge your networks.
Very good response and help to the OP.
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17 May 2010   #5
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah i did this at my local community college. The guy that ran the shop was over my shouldure cause i was doing this stuff so very fast and getting into the networking and snipping *lol*

its fun when you know more than those guys! *lol*
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