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How do you get rid of a network?

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Old 06-16-2007
Alfred Kaufmann
 

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How do you get rid of a network?
I have Vista Home Premium and this morning my wireless router died in
the middle of a reboot. I connected the Ethernet cable directly to
the cable modem. This should have worked! I did get a connection to
the modem but only Local Access not Internet.

I tried all sorts of things and spent lots of time talking to my ISP.
I plugged a second computer into the cable modem and the new network
was discovered and I selected "Home" and everything worked as it
should.

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.

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.

Al
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Old 06-16-2007
David Dickinson
 

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Re: How do you get rid of a network?
"Alfred Kaufmann" <al_kaufmann@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news3q673hpm46ufqkn096jjc1ejfb8deoknp@4ax.com...
> 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").

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Old 06-16-2007
Jay Somerset
 

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Re: How do you get rid of a network?
On Sat, 16 Jun 2007 00:56:11 -0600, "David ****inson"
<eveningstar@die-spammer-die.mvps.org> wrote:

>"Alfred Kaufmann" <al_kaufmann@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>news3q673hpm46ufqkn096jjc1ejfb8deoknp@4ax.com.. .
>> 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").


You should also be able to "remove" the old network names as well,
from the same place.
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Jay (remove dashes for legal email address)
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Old 06-16-2007
Alfred Kaufmann
 

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Re: How do you get rid of a network?
On Sat, 16 Jun 2007 00:56:11 -0600, "David ****inson"
<eveningstar@die-spammer-die.mvps.org> wrote:

>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").


Thanks, I was able to change it from Network 3 to the name of the
router.

Al

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Old 06-16-2007
Alfred Kaufmann
 

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Re: How do you get rid of a network?
On Sat, 16 Jun 2007 04:57:13 -0400, Jay Somerset
<jay-1941-@hotmail.com> wrote:

>>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").

>
>You should also be able to "remove" the old network names as well,
>from the same place.


THANK YOU! When you click customize there is another link at the
bottom "Merge or Delete Network Locations". By choosing that it
showed all the Networks and I was able to delete 5 of them! :-) It is
a strange place to have this option. This should be an Add, Edit or
Delete Network option right under Tasks in the Network & Sharing
window.

Now I have to see if I can get Internet Access without this router.

Al


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