I have a home network with mainly windows devices. Every device is member of the workgroup 'myworkgroup'

Also there is a network name, on my W10 pc, it's called 'network'.

What is the meaning of the network name? How do I use it sensible? Are there more than one networks possible? Where else do I see this name?

And last: I use several WiFi network names for my wireless network. Is there a connection between the wireless network and the wired pc's network name.


Network name is profile name for the connection. It is possible to have more than one connection. Ex. additional network card. You can also change the name of the network in registry or secpol.msc.

There is no connection between Wi-Fi SSID and Network name of wired connection.

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  • So I could name it things like 'internal' and 'internet', depending on my cards and their configuration? – Hans Aug 18 '16 at 17:02
  • Yes. superuser.com/a/741516/534726 – Wobbly Aug 19 '16 at 15:06

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