Strange SSID problem in Windows 7

By Habylab ยท 4 replies
Apr 21, 2010
  1. Its not a problem as such, but its annoying me now. My Wi-Fi's SSID is "barnes", but when I click in windows 7 to the bottom right, it says: "Currently connected to barnes 3". But it then goes on to list, among other wi-fi's, "barnes" not with the 3. I have been receiving checks from my ISP, because of slow internet, but this shouldn't effect it. I had at least 5 times where my computers wi-fi completely dropped out, and then cam back in a minute later. Its only been since I check it, that its coming up as "barnes 3".

    Really strange and annoying, anyone know why?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,131   +982

    any chance a neighbor is playing games with you?

    change your SSID to something else and see what shows up
  3. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    Well no, they don't know that much about technology, BT homehub users! I think its my computer, I mean it says connected to "barnes", but it says Barnes 3 as the connection name...
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Wireless profiles in Windows 7 can be renamed, but still connect to their original wireless network SSID.

    While setting up your network, the SSID is also the name of the profile. I don't believe you can specific a name different than your wireless network's SSID until AFTER you make, in which case you are able to rename the network.

    Is it possible that the profile has been created/modified/renamed a couple of times, which has given you "Barnes 3"?

    If you are in doubt, you can always delete the wireless profile and create a new one with the name Barnes and the SSID Barnes. Just make sure you know your wireless password for WEP/WPA encryption.
  5. Habylab

    Habylab TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 263

    Yeah, I deleted my profiles, still have the problem. There were only 2 profiles, and can't see an option to rename them.
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