Swapped routers homegroup issue

December 9, 2012 at 19:00:01
Specs: Windows 7, 3.0 Ghz

OK my other linksys router died WRT54G. I had a spare one just like it so I hooked it up. I got it all back connected. It asked about the homegroup and I clicked home network. Now I see "Network 2" how do I get it to just say connected to "Network"? Without the 2? I figured removing or leaving the homegroup woutl fix this but it didn't.

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#1
December 9, 2012 at 22:22:56

You cant and you don't need to and it has nothing to do with the home group.

The Number is appended by the Ethernet Network software because it recognises there is a different router attached than one before. If you were to plug the old WRT54G back in it would just say network but you cant because its broke. But Windows doesn't know that, other than it is not connected any more.

You could change it by delving into the registry but that is to risky for no good reason.

Stuart


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#2
December 10, 2012 at 04:45:50

Can you give me a link that shows how to edit the registery? I can do this if I have a step by step. Please if you can provide a link I can always make a system backup I use true image and it would be right back before I changed it. Or system restore may even work.

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#3
December 10, 2012 at 07:01:02

If someone knows a link please give it to me. I am free today and can getv this done. I really really wish people on this forum would not menton things and not give the info. By that I mean if you say there is a way then post it. If you are not going to post the info then do not say there is a way. It really really bugs me when people do that. I know this forum is offered for free advice. But that's beside the point.

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#4
December 10, 2012 at 07:35:49

I suspect StuartS mentioned editing the registry in passing. I don't believe he knows exactly where to go and what to edit or I'm sure he'd have replied with that information.

I guess he was assuming you had enough brains to search the registry for incidences of "Network 2" Silly mistake on his part if you ask me.

Explain to me what difference it makes if it says "Network" or "Network 2" I'm quite sure there won't be any functional differences.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#5
December 10, 2012 at 10:16:52

Curt is right, I don't know where the entry is and I only mentioned it in passing.

I have had similar things happening to me and having some understanding of how these things work I decided that it was not worth the time and effort required to change something that was purely cosmetic.

Stuart


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#6
December 10, 2012 at 10:28:24

"Explain to me what difference it makes if it says "Network" or "Network 2" I'm quite sure there won't be any functional differences."

I guess it does not make any difference to you. You are not the one it's affecting. I am the one it's affecting. It bothers me I cannot get any sleep because of this.


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#7
December 10, 2012 at 12:00:01

A non-issue that doesn't affect functionality, only appearance, is keeping you awake at night!?!?

I'd laugh but that's not funny, it's tragic. I highly recommend you get some professional help for your OCD issue(s).

In the mean time, if you know how to edit the registry and use the search function in it, I would recommend doing so and searching "network 2" without the quotes. Keep in mind, you may not be able to remove the 2 as long as you already have a "network" in play so you may have to remove that first.

NOTE: Before doing anything with the registry you will want to back it up!

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#8
December 10, 2012 at 15:39:05

I do not have OCD. Does OCD mean Original CD?

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#9
December 10, 2012 at 16:09:57

No, OCD means Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; a well documented and well understood mental illness.

You seen obsessively compelled to change something that is totally unnecessary.

Stuart


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#10
December 10, 2012 at 16:31:03

So now you say I have mental problems? Now I really want sleep. People on the internet are picking on me.

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