Network Profile friendly name


jacobacci

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Hi all
Just upgraded to Win 11 on my Lenovo ThinkPad T480s. So far things seem to be running smoothly.
In Windows 10 I had defined friendly names for my network profiles in the registry under
Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles
I noticed that in Windows 11 my network profile friendly names are not visible when I mouse over the wifi symbol in the taskbar. The SSID of the wifi hotspot is shown instead.
I deleted all network profiles in the registry, restarted the machine and redefined the friendly name in the registry. Mouseover the wifi icon still shows the SSID
Has anyone else encountered this issue?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2
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    MSI
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    i7-12700F
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    MSI PRO B660-A DDR4
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    CORSAIR Vengeance LPX - DDR4 - kit - 32 GB: 2 x 16 GB
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    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
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    ASUS PA32UCX
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    3840x2160
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    ADATA SP900
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    Corsair RM650X
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    Unicomp Model M
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    Logitech MX Master
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    MS Edge
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Have you tried changing the network profile name from Control Panel --> Network and Sharing Center --> Change adapter settings, right-click the network connection and select Rename.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
    Motherboard
    Erica6
    Memory
    Micron Technology DDR4-3200 16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC671
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung SyncMaster U28E590
    Screen Resolution
    3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    SAMSUNG MZVLQ1T0HALB-000H1
Yes, I have tried that. That option changes the name of the adapter, not of the network profile
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI
    CPU
    i7-12700F
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO B660-A DDR4
    Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance LPX - DDR4 - kit - 32 GB: 2 x 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA32UCX
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    ADATA SP900
    AVAGO MR9361-8i SCSI with 3x Exos X20
    PSU
    Corsair RM650X
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition
    Cooling
    Noctua CPU and Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Unicomp Model M
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1Gb/s
    Browser
    MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
Try with security policy:
Win key, type secpol and hit enter (maybe with admin right, not sure

Check in the pic below. I'm using this to show my system name, since I can never tell in multi display and computer config which computer I'm on...

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I was following this guide:

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I3 10100
    Motherboard
    ASUS B460M
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4 Crucial
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel on chip
    Sound Card
    Realtek onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 24, LG 24
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD x 2
    Hard Drives
    kingston A2000 NVMe PCIe 500 GB
    PSU
    LC Power 650W
    Case
    Noname
    Cooling
    Air 2x 120mm
    Keyboard
    Cherry G-81
    Mouse
    Logitech M500
    Internet Speed
    100/20
    Browser
    Firefox, Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS/Vivobook Flip 14
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 4700u
    Memory
    8 GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Vega
    Sound Card
    Realtek onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14"
    Screen Resolution
    FullHD
    Hard Drives
    512 Samsung NVMe PCIe
    PSU
    -
    Case
    Laptop
    Mouse
    Touchpad, Touchscreen
    Internet Speed
    100/20
    Browser
    Firefox, Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    MS Defender

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI
    CPU
    i7-12700F
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO B660-A DDR4
    Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance LPX - DDR4 - kit - 32 GB: 2 x 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA32UCX
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    ADATA SP900
    AVAGO MR9361-8i SCSI with 3x Exos X20
    PSU
    Corsair RM650X
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition
    Cooling
    Noctua CPU and Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Unicomp Model M
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1Gb/s
    Browser
    MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I3 10100
    Motherboard
    ASUS B460M
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4 Crucial
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel on chip
    Sound Card
    Realtek onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 24, LG 24
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD x 2
    Hard Drives
    kingston A2000 NVMe PCIe 500 GB
    PSU
    LC Power 650W
    Case
    Noname
    Cooling
    Air 2x 120mm
    Keyboard
    Cherry G-81
    Mouse
    Logitech M500
    Internet Speed
    100/20
    Browser
    Firefox, Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS/Vivobook Flip 14
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 4700u
    Memory
    8 GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Vega
    Sound Card
    Realtek onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14"
    Screen Resolution
    FullHD
    Hard Drives
    512 Samsung NVMe PCIe
    PSU
    -
    Case
    Laptop
    Mouse
    Touchpad, Touchscreen
    Internet Speed
    100/20
    Browser
    Firefox, Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
@AndreTen Unfortunately it doesn't seem to stick. It's now back to the SSID name and I can't get it to display the friendly name any more.
I have now changed my SSID itself to the friendly name, that resolves the issue for good
:)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI
    CPU
    i7-12700F
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO B660-A DDR4
    Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance LPX - DDR4 - kit - 32 GB: 2 x 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA32UCX
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    ADATA SP900
    AVAGO MR9361-8i SCSI with 3x Exos X20
    PSU
    Corsair RM650X
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition
    Cooling
    Noctua CPU and Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Unicomp Model M
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1Gb/s
    Browser
    MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender
@AndreTen Unfortunately it doesn't seem to stick. It's now back to the SSID name and I can't get it to display the friendly name any more.
I have now changed my SSID itself to the friendly name, that resolves the issue for good
:)
Admit, never played with this on Wi-fi, only Ethernet. Strange that it worked at first...
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Dev
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    Intel I3 10100
    Motherboard
    ASUS B460M
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4 Crucial
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel on chip
    Sound Card
    Realtek onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 24, LG 24
    Screen Resolution
    Full HD x 2
    Hard Drives
    kingston A2000 NVMe PCIe 500 GB
    PSU
    LC Power 650W
    Case
    Noname
    Cooling
    Air 2x 120mm
    Keyboard
    Cherry G-81
    Mouse
    Logitech M500
    Internet Speed
    100/20
    Browser
    Firefox, Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS/Vivobook Flip 14
    CPU
    Ryzen 7 4700u
    Memory
    8 GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Vega
    Sound Card
    Realtek onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14"
    Screen Resolution
    FullHD
    Hard Drives
    512 Samsung NVMe PCIe
    PSU
    -
    Case
    Laptop
    Mouse
    Touchpad, Touchscreen
    Internet Speed
    100/20
    Browser
    Firefox, Vivaldi
    Antivirus
    MS Defender
I assume that I was a bit hasty with my first test. I only changed one letter of the SSID for the friendly name and it is very well possible that I thought by mistake that the name changed. At any rate I cannot reproduce the change and it looks like it does not work for wifi
:(
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    MSI
    CPU
    i7-12700F
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO B660-A DDR4
    Memory
    CORSAIR Vengeance LPX - DDR4 - kit - 32 GB: 2 x 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
    Sound Card
    onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS PA32UCX
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    ADATA SP900
    AVAGO MR9361-8i SCSI with 3x Exos X20
    PSU
    Corsair RM650X
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition
    Cooling
    Noctua CPU and Case Fans
    Keyboard
    Unicomp Model M
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1Gb/s
    Browser
    MS Edge
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender

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