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Renaming a Network Connection...

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  • Hi all;

    I use Windows 7 Enterprise. As you can see in the following figure, I just have one Network Connection, named: Local Area Connection 2:

    http://cid-3a822dbb941c4298.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/NC1.GIF

    I want to rename it to just "Local Area Connection". But the following error message appears:

    http://cid-3a822dbb941c4298.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/NC2.GIF


    If you see the following figure, I executed the ipconfig command and the result only shows one network connection:

    http://cid-3a822dbb941c4298.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Public/NC3.GIF


    Any idea?

    Thanks
    Friday, December 25, 2009 7:04 AM

Answers

  • Hi Imprise,

    you can try this on command prompt
    netsh interface set interface name="Local Area Connection 2" newname="Local Area Connectoin"

    Gaurav
    • Marked as answer by R.Alikhani Friday, December 25, 2009 8:01 AM
    Friday, December 25, 2009 7:43 AM

All replies

  • Hi Imprise,

    you can try this on command prompt
    netsh interface set interface name="Local Area Connection 2" newname="Local Area Connectoin"

    Gaurav
    • Marked as answer by R.Alikhani Friday, December 25, 2009 8:01 AM
    Friday, December 25, 2009 7:43 AM
    • Proposed as answer by saprophagist Wednesday, July 13, 2011 7:45 AM
    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 7:43 AM
  • Hello,

    I just figured it out.  Go to regedit:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/CurrentControlSet/

    Then go all the way down to "Network"  Expand that and look in and expand:

    the folder {4D3...

    Make sure to select the one that is 4D3 (note the capital "D")

    Go through each number folder under the 4D3... folder and look in

    "Connection"

    If it says Local Area Connection 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc.

    Delete the folder that contains the multiple and various names Local Area Conection 1, 2,3, 4, etc.  Do NOT delete any folder that does not contain the names local area connection.

    After deleting, you reboot windows.

    Go to control panel and then device manager.  Re-update your LAN adapter drivers

    or re-install them.  The system will now re-install and start to label your Lan adapters connections

    as local area connection and local area connection 2

    Hope that helps.

    Tuesday, March 20, 2012 8:39 AM