Do you know how to change your network name on Windows 10? Changing the name of your Internet access network on Windows 10 is actually not very user friendly. All connections using Ethernet (wired) cable use a generic name such as Network, Network 1, Network 2 etc. The situation is different for wireless networks because they use the name of the Wi-Fi network. But what about the wired Network? For example, I have two Internet connections from two different ISPs. Windows 10 automatically named my first wired Internet connection ‘Network’, and my second one ‘Network 2’.
These past few days I have received quite a few emails from people in the same situation as me, and today I decided to explain how to fix this and change the wired Network name on Windows 10.
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Right mouse click on the Windows taskbar / Search / Select Show search icon. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Click on the search icon and type in local. Open the Local Security Policy App. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you open the Local Security Policy App, a new window will open. In the left panel, click on “Network List Manager Policies“. On the right you will see your Network, or Networks if you have more than one. Right mouse click on Network, then Properties. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on Properties on STEP 4, a new window will open. Change your Network name to your preferred name, then click Apply. For example, I gave my network the same name as my ISP. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂.
Enjoy! Now your Network will be more organized and personalized.
Note: From now on it will be very easy to recognize which ISP Network is offline if you have more than one.
This post was updated on Saturday / January 30th, 2021 at 11:44 PM