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How to change Network Profile Name?

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8.1

    How to change Network Profile Name?


    Hey all,

    So Right now my wifi network shows as "Wireless_Home_Network 5"

    I don't have any other wifi networks saved.

    How do I get rid of the "5"?

    I changed routers several times which is why I'm at "5", but the SSID and password were always the same, I don't know where this "5" is coming from?

    Under my network profile it says "Wireless_Home_Network". So again, I don't know where the "5" is coming from?

    Thanks,

    -TheChad

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Chad,

    Check to see if you may be able to change your network name using a method in the tutorial below.

    Network Name - Change in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Number 3 always works for me Brink. As for why and where the 5 is coming from for the OP. It is due to Windows has now 5 profiles for that same adapter. I do not know why it is happening, but it is a PITA, due to because it happens.

    They messed something up with the Wireless section of the coding. In that if you click on the wireless icon before logging in, it creates a whole new wireless profile in the registry. Windows 7 never did that. But of course with 8.x, we are finding all kinds of glorious problems that the coders put in there.

    I doubt that Update 1 will fix this problem. But of course we will have to wait until April to find out.
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