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I once connected my computer to a wireless network named MaxRelax2 which was provided by my router. Later I changed the name of this wireless network and connected the same computer to the same router but using cable. Nevertheless Windows in Control Panel|Network Connections still shows old wireless network's name.

enter image description hereHow can I change it? Looking for an answer I found topic named Rename Network info.... but searching for maxrelax2 in the registry gave no results.

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Open the Network and Sharing Center and double click the icon for you active connection:

Network and Sharing Center

Change the network's name:

Set network properties

This will then carry through to your adapter settings and even works with a wireless connection (as shown):

Adapter settings

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Windos's answer pertains to Windows7 I guess. In Windows Vista you have to click Customize link in Network and Sharing Center which is depicted below.
All this information is kept in the registry in this key -
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles

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Yeah sorry, I didn't pay close enough attention to your screenshot... regardless glad I could point you in the right direction. –  Windos Aug 14 '11 at 21:32
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