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    Network 3??


    Sorry for posting this but why is my network called network 3??
    And can i rename it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Thanx but i ment where it actually says network 3
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    Hello gavinid,

    It appears that every time a network configuration is changed (ie, new router, etc), Windows 8 generates a new network name incrementally, so what you are seeing is not uncommon; however, I do not have multiple network names, so I will give you my best guess on where to look. So, please follow the steps in the screenshot and notice that I was successful in changing my existing network name from "Network" to "my2cents."

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    UPDATE: Right click and select properties in step 3 please.

    Good luck and I hope this helps you.
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    @My2Cents
    Yes, your procedure was included in post #4
    BTW, congrats on the Pro User badge. For some reason, I can not congratulate you via PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    @My2Cents
    Yes, your procedure was included in post #4
    BTW, congrats on the Pro User badge. For some reason, I can not congratulate you via PM.
    Hi topguncp,

    The last post I saw was #3 and then I started to generate my own response. Now, since it took me over 13 minutes to generate that step by step and test it myself, by the time I clicked "post", I noticed that you had added an additional recommendation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    @My2Cents
    Yes, your procedure was included in post #4
    BTW, congrats on the Pro User badge. For some reason, I can not congratulate you via PM.
    Hi topguncp,

    The last post I saw was #3 and then I started to generate my own response. Now, since it took me over 13 minutes to generate that step by step and test it myself, by the time I clicked "post", I noticed that you had added an additional recommendation.
    Understood and cheers !!!
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    In addition, You can manage your Network Locations from the last post in this article:
    WINDOWS 8: How do I Merge, rename, delete network locations?

    Hope this helps !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Thanx
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