Networking: Rename your Windows 8 internet connection

Written by: Uttam Shrestha - Published: Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Network ID’s and names should be unique to easily identify them. Here’s how you can quickly rename all of your internet connections

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1. Step Open the Charms bar by moving your mouse pointer over the right cornor of your screen. Alternatively you may press Windows key + C on the Start screen to open the Charms bar. Then select Search.

Open charms rename

2. Step Next, type ‘Control Panel’ into the search box and click the search button. Then click on the Control Panel icon on the left side of the pane.

Control panel rename

3. Step Next, Click On Network and Internet.

Open network rename

4. Step Next, click on the Network and Sharing Center.

Network and sharing center

5. Step Click on the ‘Change adapter settings’.

Change adapter settings

6. Step Select the connection icon you want to rename and click on the ‘Rename this connection’.

Rename Internet

7. Step Finally, type the new name you want to use for that connections and press Enter. That are the complete steps to rename your Internet Connection in Windows 8 – repeat the same for any other connections

Type the new name

The default profile name e.g. Local Area Connection is not unique enough so renaming is quite usefuk


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Written by: Uttam Shrestha
Uttam is a Microsoft Student Partner from Kathmandu, Nepal. Aside from blogging, Uttam is also studying computer engineering and works as a freelancer developer. Windows has always been his first love. He has been using Windows since his early days since he was in 2nd Grade. He also used a few other operating systems but never found any other OS that he grew fond of.

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