How to Change Network Name (Network) in Windows 10

Every time you connect a new network, sometimes the computer will automatically name the network as Network, one of which is when using a modem. At first glance it doesn’t seem like a problem, but what if you have two different modems? Of course it will be a little confusing if the two networks have the same name, so you can’t tell which modem you’re using.

Not only the modem, but the actual WiFi network can also be renamed without changing the SSID. But to do this can’t go through Windows settings, but must be from Registry Editor or Local Security Policy.

So by changing it, you can find out what type of network is being used. Even this method can also be used to change the name VPN that is being used, of course, there is no risk in doing so and it is completely safe.

How to Change Network Network Name in Windows 10

This tutorial will explain the easiest way and can be done for all Windows 10 computers or laptops, which is using Registry Editor. As long as you follow the steps correctly, no problems will occur.

Here is the tutorial, please take a look:

  1. Click button WINDOWS+R on the keyboard.

  2. A small dialog will appear, please type regedit and then click ENTER.

  3. Now go to the following directory:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles\

  4. Of course, a lot of profiles will appear. But please look for one by one that has ProfileName named Network or according to the name of the network you want to change.

  5. If you have found it, please double click on ProfileName and after that change the network name as desired.

    Changing Network Name Network in Windows 10

  6. Done, now please check on the network on the computer, the name must have changed.

The network name that has been set is now easier to recognize, be it from the Modem or WiFi. The name will not change even if the computer is turned off or restarted. Or in other words, the network name that has been set is fixed.

Also read: How to Block a WiFi Network on a Windows Computer

Removing Duplicate Network Names

Julybe you’ve also experienced where a network has the same name, for example Network 2 and Network 3 (different numbers). Actually it is based on the difference in network devices. For example different routers that have the same WiFi name.

Therefore, so that there are not too many profiles, it’s okay to delete them through the registry editor. The method is almost the same as above, it’s just that to delete it you need to choose the right profile and then right click and select options Delete.

Removing Dual Network Names in Windows 10

Make sure you delete only recognized profiles. And as a suggestion don’t delete profiles related to internal network, for example Microsoft or realtek.

Hopefully useful and good luck