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Windows 7: Network Name and Icon - Change

07 May 2012   #30

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome. :)

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14 Dec 2012   #31

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Wow. I can't believe this option was right under our noses all this time! This has baffled me for years and always gave up trying to find a solution since I could never find it!

I just came across this topic while doing a search on how to change the network name once again since mine was showing wrong because I connected another router as a repeater bridge to my existing router.

I've been visiting vistax64 and sevenforums for years whenever I got stuck on something. Always enjoyed reading the easy-to-follow and nicely laid-out tutorials whenever I got stuck. Just had to register now to say thanks. :)
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14 Dec 2012   #32

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Conqueror. I'm glad it was able to help. Congrats on your first post here. :)
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11 Jan 2013   #33

Windows 7

Finally the solution to my problem...Thanks Shawn!!
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11 Jan 2013   #34

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Wiperman. Glad it could help. :)
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03 Feb 2013   #35

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1

If anyone's wondering how to change it in Win8, well, it's hard to believe:
Windows 8 Rename Network - Neowin Forums

Combine that "improvement" with the need to go into the policy editor to change from a public to private network, or vice-versa, something that also used to be a single click in network sharing center before, and the mind boggles.
How to change network location type in Windows 8
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03 Feb 2013   #36

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello rseiler,

Thank you. :)

There's also this method below for changing network type in Windows 8 though.

Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8
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10 Aug 2013   #37

Windows 7, 64bit
Thank you for NOT making it complicated!!!

I registered just to reply with a huge THANK YOU!!!

All I wanted to do was to change the assigned SSID name on my active network settings. Every post I found made it so darn complicated. Then I found your reply of just clicking on the little house (or park bench) in my Network and Sharing Center and lo and behold there it is a box to change the name!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I only wish I would have found your reply 2 hours ago! UGH!!!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dismas View Post
When I click in the Network name field, I am unable to type anything in or change the current name. There is also no button to change the icon. However I am able to change the network name for all of the other networks. I think this is because this network has an access type of "no network access" whereas the others have "Internet" or "No Internet access". How can I change this network name?

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10 Aug 2013   #38

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Welcome to Seven Forums AZBanjoGirl. I'm glad to hear that it was helpful. :)
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27 Oct 2015   #39

Windows 7 Pro x64 (Upgrade, Clean Install)

Thank you, again! I can never remember how to do this!
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