Renaming Network connection using Windows registry

Earlier we have discussed about how to rename Network Connection in Windows 8 using local group policy editor. Today we will be discussing about how we can change the rename using Registry Editor. As discussed earlier, the names for network connections are set by default by the Windows. When you install or start using network connection Windows automatically names the connection. Here is the tutorial how you can rename the network connection using the Windows registry.

Renaming Network connection using Windows registryWhenever you set your Internet connection or install any network adapter, Windows renames the network connection by itself. You can rename the network connection to anything you wish to. Follow the steps given below to rename the network connection in Windows 8 using windows registry.

Steps to Rename Network Connection in Windows 8 using Windows Registry

  • First open Run dialog box by holding down Windows key + R keys
  • Next, type in regedit and hit Enter. This will open windows registry editor
  • Upon prompted by UAC, click Yes to continue
  • In Registry Editor window, navigate to the following registry location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Network

Connect Name Registry 1

  • Upon selecting the Network key, use the Find and Find Next feature in Registry Editor to search for your current network connection name

Connect Name Registry 1

  • On getting you can see that all your current network connection name as the Name string value of the Connection key as shown below

Connect Name Registry 2

  • In the right pane of Connection option, double click on the Name string value to modify it
  • Next, type in a new name for the connection as you wish to, and then hit OK

Connect Name Registry

  • When done with your settings, save and close Registry Editor.

Upon following the steps given above in this tutorial you can now rename the network connection in Windows 8.

Now whenever your Windows name your Windows network connection by its own you can modify or rename it to a name you like.

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