1.    04 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Windows 10 Home

    Can a network profile be renamed in Windows 10 Home (official release)

    Hi. I'm new to TenForums, so I hope I'm posting appropriately, and, apologies in advance for a longish post!

    Someone posted a nice tutorial on how to rename a network profile in Win10. It provided two approaches: using administrative tools (secpol.msc) and editing the registry. Apparently, the use of secpol.msc is disabled in Win10 Home. (Per encountering an error message even once =locating= secpol.msc and then seeing a few items on the 'net to that effect.) If anyone knows differently, I'd love to know the fact of the matter.

    The seeming inability to use an appropriate tool leads me to a question about the registry editing approach. I have wireless connections "Curtis-2g" and "Curtis-5g" (with those SSIDs), and my wired connection was given an inappropriate name of "Curtis-2g" that I'd like to change. However, looking through the profile list, I see only one "Curtis-2g" (as well as a "Curtis-5g") and I'm afraid to touch that one in case it is the one attached (correctly) to the wireless connection. Can anyone tell me how I can find the profile for my wired connection per se? I wouldn't have thought that there would be only one profile name given the situation of inappropriately assigning an SSID to the wired connection?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2.    04 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : May 2015
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    Posts : 2,585
    EL Capitan

    The WIFI and ethernet come from the Router for how they are named.

    You can change the adapter name, but the connection name is only going to change if you go into the router and do it.
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