Windows 10: How can I change the name of my Ethernet connection? Solved

  1.    19 Oct 2017 #1

    How can I change the name of my Ethernet connection?


    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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       19 Oct 2017 #2

    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.    19 Oct 2017 #3

    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.    20 Oct 2017 #4

    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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  6.    20 Oct 2017 #6

    Thank you Plankton - this solved the problem :)
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