"Alfred Kaufmann" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I decided to buy another wireless router and I tried following the
> instructions on their CD but it failed on finding the Internet and
> gave up. I just connected the router the way it should be connected
> and turned on the computer. Vista discovered this router and again I
> chose "Home" for the network type and Vista setup "Network 3".
> Everything now works as it should.
Sadly, setting up a simple network can be frustrating with Vista. However,
this is often because third-party networking devices may not be perfectly
Vista compatible because Vista is not perfectly backwards compatible.
However, as you've shown, with enough pulling and tugging it often can be
made to work.
> What I want to know is how do I get rid of Network 1 and 2? I know
> they are still there or this would not be called Network 3. There
> should be some way to get rid of the router and connect directly to
> the cable modem without having to do a clean install of Vista.
Except for (well, not quite) cosmetics, this is unimportant (although it can
cause an unpleasant itching in your brain). The networks 1 and 2 may have
vestigial remains in the registry, but it's safest just to leave them there.
Are you talking about the name of the network as it appears in the Network
and Sharing Center? If I understand you correctly, you should be able to
rename it by clicking the Customize link just below the image that shows
"<computername> -- Network 3 -- Internet" (and below the link that says
"View full map").
eveningstar at die-spammer-die dash mvps dot org
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