Today, most devices come with two network adapters: one is an Ethernet and the other is a Wi-Fi network adapter. However, this number can increase depending on the type of system (standard or server) or the applications you are running on it (since hypervisors have their own virtual network adapters). Windows 11 automatically names these network adapters such as Ethernet, ethernet, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi 2, etc., which can be troublesome to identify. The wireless network gets the SSID name by default; Sometimes you may also want to change the name to improve identification or change a name that you may find inappropriate.
How Do I Rename a Network Name in Windows 11?
Windows assigns each network a name by default: Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc. Renaming a network doesn’t change anything except its title, which should make it easier for you to identify the network. If you prefer to find your various network adapters with a custom name, there are a few ways to change it.
The easiest way is through the settings. But you can also use Control Panel or Registry Editor.
Rename the network name on Windows 11 – Using Setting App
The very first thing you need to do is make sure that you have the current name of the network adapter you want to change.
Settings app >> Network & Internet >> Advanced network settingsusing the WIN + i keyboard shortcut.
Now click on the down arrow in front of the adapter you want to rename and then click on Rename.
Using the Control Panel :
- Open the Control Panel
- Select Network & Internet setting
- Then Click on Network and Sharing Center.
- Now Choose the Change Adapter Settings on the Left side.
- Choose the name of the network you want to change, and then select Rename.
- Or right click and choose the Rename option
- Enter a new name in the box and then select Save.
Rename the Wi-Fi network name
You can also Rename the name of your Wi-Fi network (that is, the SSID that people see when they connect to your network). However, you need access to the router that controls the Wi-Fi; You cannot do this from Windows.
Why would you like change the name of a network?
Depending on the software you have installed, Windows 11 may list multiple networks. Default network names are sometimes useful, but renaming them makes them easier to identify.
How Do I Find My Network Security Key in Windows 11 / Windows 10 ?
- You can find your Wi-Fi password in the router’s admin interface,
- Go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center.
- Next to Connection, select the name of your Wi-Fi network,
- choose Wireless Properties,
- Go to the Security tab, and check the Show characters to reveal the network security key.