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New Installation -- System using wrong Network Name

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    New Installation -- System using wrong Network Name

    I just performed a clean install of win 8.1 (I couldn't take win 10 fonts anymore). All went fine but because I hadn't loaded Dell drivers yet, my wired internet wasn't working. So in order to connect with Dell and download drivers, I connected to my wireless.

    No problem -- internet access worked fine and I was able to update all my Dell drivers. This caused my wired internet access to start working. It appears that the system made the wired connection my network (which I wanted) but it is still keeping my wireless router as the network name.

    For example, if I display network connections, it shows Wi-Fi none; Wired Ethernet <name of my wireless router>

    Is there anyway I can change that name??

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    If anyone is really interested in how to rename the network name, check out this link:

    Network Name - Change in Windows 8

    Option one worked like a charm.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

New Installation -- System using wrong Network Name
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