Windows 10: My wifi says wifi 3. How do I fix that?

  1.    24 Mar 2018 #1

    My wifi says wifi 3. How do I fix that?

    After installing a dongle I had wifi and wifi 2, where I was able to connect to the 5GHz that was previously impossible since my laptop is far from the wireless gateway. It only worked for a few months and then quit. I got another one, they are really cheap, thinking I would get lucky. Now I have wifi 3, it wouldn't work properly and I had to keep restarting my computer to find it, when I clicked on properties the properties screen would just flash for a moment and disappear. I gave up. Now when I click on my wifi icon in the task bar it only shows one list, but when I click on properties it says it's wifi 3. I've restored the computer back to 2 days before I got the new dongle. It still says 3. I can't figure out how to make it be back to normal.Click image for larger version. 

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  2. pepanee's Avatar
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       25 Mar 2018 #2

    Hi Evie, and welcome to the Forums =)

    I'm assuming that's what Windows named the Wi-Fi.

    1) Search for, and open, Network Connections
    2) See if it says Wi-Fi 3 there
    3) If it does, then right click on it and press Rename (refer to the picture)
    4) Remove the number 3 from its name

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