Change Network Profile Name in Windows 10  

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    W10 Pro 1909
       #10

    Brink said:
    Hello Foxfan, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Are you connected to a router?

    If so, it may be getting the name from it on startup causing it to change. If this is the case, changing the network name in your router settings should sort it.
    Thanks for the welcome and swift reply.

    I am connected to a router, and the Admin access allows me to change the names of my wireless connections (2.4 and 5) ad lib. However, there doesn't seem to be a method in this particular device to change the name of the Ethernet connection, and I suspect it's somehow "hard-coded".

    I'll have another look at it today, but I think I may be stuck with"Network Connection" as the name. It would be good to have something different, but, on the other hand, I'm not too concerned if it keeps working and at the right speeds. It's a UK FTC connection, by the way.
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    Windows 10 and windows 7
       #11

    Hi Blink. This is a nice tutorial but it doesn't tell me which profile is the wifi and which is the ethernet. My ethernet connection reads the same as the SSID of my wifi router access point that'sbridged to my modem.. I would rather not change the profile name to my wifi connection. The laptop I had initially only had 1 profile folder. So I thought ethernet and wifi were linked. So I disconnected the router acting as an access point unhooked ethernet restarted hoping for a change to default network for ethernet. Didn't change. So I used windows network reset and it worked changing ethernet name to network. So I happily change the name. But then when I tried to connect to wifi found out the wifi card driver was broken. So I did a system restore. I also reconnect the access point because everyone was screaming in the house. Amyways the system restore fixed the driver issue but I am back to where I started except with one change. The registry now has 2 network list folders. One holding a file with my wifi name and in the other folder a file which is named network. By the way you would think when I connect to ethernet that the profile name would say network. Nope. It's my wifi ssd. So I'm wondering if changing that folder that contains the file named network will do anything or if it's left over registry keys from when i did a system restore.

    Any advise? By the way I want separate profile names for ethernet and wifi
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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       #12

    TechPlayer said:
    Hi Blink. This is a nice tutorial but it doesn't tell me which profile is the wifi and which is the ethernet. My ethernet connection reads the same as the SSID of my wifi router access point that'sbridged to my modem.. I would rather not change the profile name to my wifi connection. The laptop I had initially only had 1 profile folder. So I thought ethernet and wifi were linked. So I disconnected the router acting as an access point unhooked ethernet restarted hoping for a change to default network for ethernet. Didn't change. So I used windows network reset and it worked changing ethernet name to network. So I happily change the name. But then when I tried to connect to wifi found out the wifi card driver was broken. So I did a system restore. I also reconnect the access point because everyone was screaming in the house. Amyways the system restore fixed the driver issue but I am back to where I started except with one change. The registry now has 2 network list folders. One holding a file with my wifi name and in the other folder a file which is named network. By the way you would think when I connect to ethernet that the profile name would say network. Nope. It's my wifi ssd. So I'm wondering if changing that folder that contains the file named network will do anything or if it's left over registry keys from when i did a system restore.

    Any advise? By the way I want separate profile names for ethernet and wifi
    Hello TechPlayer2, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I suppose the easiest way to know if the network profile is for an Ethernet or Wireless adapter is to look in Network Connections to compare them.

    Rename Network Adapter in Windows

    The changed network profile name should be above to help ID which one it is for when you are in a situation like you are in with both names are the same.

    You can run the command below to identify the network connection profiles for each network adapter to help.

    Get-NetAdapter | Get-NetConnectionProfile
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 and windows 7
       #13

    Brink said:
    Hello TechPlayer2, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I suppose the easiest way to know if the network profile is for an Ethernet or Wireless adapter is to look in Network Connections to compare them.

    Rename Network Adapter in Windows

    The changed network profile name should be above to help ID which one it is for when you are in a situation like you are in with both names are the same.

    You can run the command below to identify the network connection profiles for each network adapter to help.

    Get-NetAdapter | Get-NetConnectionProfile
    Well the instructions you gave me are for changing adaptor names in the window. I am looking for the network profile name to read differently l. Like how you did in the registry. I wish I had a photo to show for an example but don't at the moment. Like shouldn't wifi be under a different network profile name compared to when I am connected via ethernet?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
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       #14

    TechPlayer said:
    Well the instructions you gave me are for changing adaptor names in the window. I am looking for the network profile name to read differently l. Like how you did in the registry. I wish I had a photo to show for an example but don't at the moment. Like shouldn't wifi be under a different network profile name compared to when I am connected via ethernet?
    Usually the profile name will be under the adapter name.

    The command may be able to better help with this.
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