USB modem, NDIS, network discovery and numbering

  1. Posts : 148
    Windows 10 1607

    USB modem, NDIS, network discovery and numbering


    I use a pocket wifi / mobile broadband device (Alcatel Osprey EE40) for my internet, connected via USB cable to my desktop PC.

    I noticed that Windows will call it 'Network x' where x is a number that seems to increase sometimes.

    I'm sure it isn't a problem but is there a way to make the network stick at one number?
    Is it storing a configuration for the previous incarnations, and where, if anywhere, are they stored, please?

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  2. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)

    The number increments I believe each time you disconnect the cable, in which case OS recreates a new entry.
    It may do this upon system restart too.

    What you can try is to rename network adapter:

    There are many commandlets that let you modify network related things, I took just a quick search but was not able to find one to address you problem, you may want to check it yourself:

    Expand reference link, and then expand modules that start with net* such as netsecurity, networkcontroler etc...
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  3. Posts : 13,959
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503

    This should work:

    netsh interface set interface name="Local Area Connection 2" newname="Local Area Connection"
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