Windows 10: 'Network Name' Change? (Screenshots incl.) Solved

  1.    15 May 2018 #1

    'Network Name' Change? (Screenshots incl.)


    Hey guys.

    I'm wondering how I go about changing the "network profile" name set when connected to Ethernet on Windows 10. My WiFi SSID is "Skynet", but on my Local Area Connection network profile name it shows "Skynet 2". Is there a way I can change this to something else?

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  2.    15 May 2018 #2

    It requires Registry editing to change the name but here is how to do it:

    Change Network Profile Name in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 15 May 2018 at 14:49. Reason: updated link
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  3.    15 May 2018 #3

    Why can't you just change the name from the network/internet settings? Go to settings/network&internet/ethernet/change adapter options/right click ethernet/change name.

    Rename Network Adapter in Windows | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 15 May 2018 at 14:51. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  4.    15 May 2018 #4

    Plankton said: View Post
    Why can't you just change the name from the network/internet settings? Go to settings/network&internet/ethernet/change adapter options/right click ethernet/change name.
    That changes only one part of the name. When you view it afterwards it will still have the name he wants to change and the name you give it with your instructions.
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  5.    15 May 2018 #5

    Ahh...10-4
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  6.    15 May 2018 #6

    Done it, thank you. I had a lot of network profiles in the registry so I deleted them all and rebooted.
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  7.    15 May 2018 #7

    You are welcome. Glad you got it sorted out. :)
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