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.


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


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

  • 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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