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Rename Network name in Windows 10 {How to do tutorial] [Updated]

Rename Network name in Windows 10 - That's what we gonna see in this post...

Works on Windows 10

Creators Update, Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and other editions of Windows like Windows 10

earlier builds like Aug 2015 and Nov 2015 builds...

In our last post, we had seen how to disable wifi sense in windows 10, i asked you to add some thing

to the end of the network name, but i hadn't shown how to change network name [SSID] in windows


if you are thinking about how to change network name in windows 10 or how to rename network connection windows 10 or even how to change ethernet name windows 10 that was active network name windows 10, windows 10 delete network profile..then,

We can use many methods to change network name like using gpo ,registry edtitor and powershell..

Using Powershell is a little bit advanced technique, so we use registry editor in this post.

How to rename a network in Windows 10 

Just follow the below steps..


1) Open registry editor

[How to Open Registry editor in Windows 10 [ Beginner's way]

2) Go to the following Key

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

3) When you expanded the networklist, you will see the Profiles (folder) Key

4) Click on it and expand.

5) Here comes the main part..

There many be many subkeys (folders) with a very long name,when you expand the profiles folders, which depends on the number of network you had connected.

Click on each network, and on your right pane you will see the profilename text.

Check every subkeys until the profilename data matches the name of your network..

For example : If your network name was logesh, then you will find profilename as logesh (on your right pane) on any of the folders that were under Profiles subkey.

6) Restart your PC

When you restarted again, you will see the network named now..

That's it..

Hope it is helpful.


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