1.    4 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 75
    Windows 10

    How can I change the name of my Ethernet connection?


    Hi,

    I had the ethernet cable connected to the wifi router when I was setting it up, and this has led the name to stick with the default name given by Linksys: Linksys82501

    I would like to change this so that it displays my Wifi name instead. Can this be done?

    Selecting Change name in the properties only gives the option to change the name Ethernet...

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  2.    4 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,250
    Mac OS Sierra

    You are showing your Ethernet adapter as it states. It is always going to show the Gateway or Smartswitch name. Your Wifi would show or should show SSID.
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 75
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I see...

    It is somewhat strange though that when I connect another computer (a laptop) using the same physical cable I can see the Wifi name (SSID).

    Do you know how I can change the Gateway name in my Linksys E2500 router?
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #4
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I just changed my SSID to something completely different.

    PC 1 still shows as above Linksys82501
    PC 2 shows my old SSID name
    And both show the correct SSID name when on Wifi...

    It does not sound like something that comes from the router. To me it sounds as if the name is given by Windows..?

    If I'm wrong I'd be happy to know how I can change this in my router settings.
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #5
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  6.    4 Weeks Ago #6
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    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you Plankton - this solved the problem
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