How do I change a network's name in Windows 8?



When you’re managing a network in Windows 8, one of the most important things to keep in mind is knowing how to change the network’s name. This is important, as it will help to differentiate your network from others, and also provide a way to easily identify it when needed.

Changing the name of a network in Windows 8 is fairly straightforward. To begin, open the Network and Sharing Center. You can do this by going to the Start menu in the bottom left corner and searching for “Network and Sharing Center”. Once the window opens, click on the name of the network you wish to change.

In the network’s window, there will be a section titled “Network Name”. Here you can enter the new name you wish to assign to the network. It is important to note that Windows 8 does not allow spaces in the network name, so you will need to use an underscore or hyphen if you want to separate words. Once you have entered the new name, click on the “Change” button and the name will be updated.

It is important to note that if you are connected to a wireless network, the name change will not take effect until all devices that are connected to the network have been disconnected and re-connected. This is because the name change is only applied to the router, not the devices.

In some cases, you may find that you are unable to change the name of a network. This is usually due to the fact that the network is administered by your Internet service provider, and they may have locked the network name. In this case, you will need to contact your Internet service provider to request a name change.

Finally, it is important to note that changing the name of a network in Windows 8 is a fairly simple task. However, it is important to make sure that you are aware of the potential implications that come with changing a network’s name. If you are managing a large network, it can be difficult to keep track of all the devices that are connected to the network and make sure that they all have the correct name. If you are not sure, it is always best to contact your Internet service provider for assistance.

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