Windows 10: change network adapter name Solved

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  1. Posts : 24
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro_ 64Bit (Build 10586)
       13 Jun 2016 #1

    change network adapter name


    Hi

    how can i change network adapter name: (see Image):
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    i want change it to another name
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  2. Posts : 20,875
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       13 Jun 2016 #2

    Hello Forceo1,

    This may be able to help with that.

    Network Connection - Change Name in Windows 8
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  3. Posts : 24
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro_ 64Bit (Build 10586)
    Thread Starter
       13 Jun 2016 #3

    Naaaah < not that.

    i am using Alfa Click image for larger version. 

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    and want to change adapter name for it ?
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    are you alright with my basic English
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  4. Posts : 3,235
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       13 Jun 2016 #4

    Might not be able to, most hardware/devices have their name or identity built in.
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  5. Posts : 24
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro_ 64Bit (Build 10586)
    Thread Starter
       13 Jun 2016 #5

    Berton said: View Post
    Might not be able to, most hardware/devices have their name or identity built in.
    can we missing with anything process , registry , any file?
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  6. Posts : 3,235
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       13 Jun 2016 #6

    What is the need for changing the name of the device?
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  7. Posts : 24
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro_ 64Bit (Build 10586)
    Thread Starter
       13 Jun 2016 #7

    Berton said: View Post
    What is the need for changing the name of the device?
    i wanna know
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  8. Posts : 3,235
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       13 Jun 2016 #8

    Just was curious, thought maybe you wanted to rename the Wi-Fi identification of a Router such as changing from Linksys or Cisco to MyHomePlace or Outhouse1.
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  9. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       13 Jun 2016 #9

    You might be able to change the name of the company in the inf file.
    I'm not sure how that might affect the network adapter in Win10. I had an older USB network adapter that I had to change the .inf so that it used a driver from the chip manufacturer, not the driver form the USB adapter maker.

    Win7 & Win8 were fine with the change, but Win10 would not install it due to driver signing.

    You can use device manager to determine the .inf file - on the details page, scroll down to inf

    Make a copy of the original just in case you have to replace it.

    Know that there is some risk of losing the function of the network adapter - do this at your own risk. I have not tested it.

    Look first, think second, do third.
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  10. Posts : 24
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro_ 64Bit (Build 10586)
    Thread Starter
       13 Jun 2016 #10

    Berton said: View Post
    Just was curious, thought maybe you wanted to rename the Wi-Fi identification of a Router such as changing from Linksys or Cisco to MyHomePlace or Outhouse1.
    how can i change it ?
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