how can i edit the wifi name that's displayed in the "You are now connected to wifi network 'foo'" pop-up?

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how can i edit the wifi name that's displayed in the "You are now connected to wifi network 'foo'" pop-up?

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Note: I am asking just to change what's displayed on my Mint computer. I don't seek to change the SSID broadcast name itself.
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You are now connected to the Wi-Fi network "peppermintea".
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When I'm connected to a particular wifi network, how can I get Linux Mint to modify the name that's displayed?
For example, instead of
You are now connected to the Wi-Fi network peppermintea".
I'd like it to say
You are now connected to a cool Wi-Fi network.
or
You are now connected to a Wi-Fi network.
or
You are now connected to the Wi-Fi network nicknamed "pt".
Update: Diapason asked what desktop I'm using. Cinnamon. :)
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Re: how can i edit the DISPLAYED name of the wifi network I connect to?

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You haven't specified which version of Mint or which Desktop you are using. If you are using Cinnamon desktop then I think the procedure is the same for all current versions of Linux Mint.

1. Click on the network connections icon on the panel.

2. Select Network Connections.

3, Highlight the connection you want to rename.

4. Click on the gearwheel at the bottom left of the window.

5. In the Connection Name field, enter what you want to call the connection and save it.
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Re: how can i edit the DISPLAYED name of the wifi network I connect to?

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By the way, if the name hasn't changed in your network manager connections list you may have to delete the connection and recreate it specifying the name you want at that time. Changing it can be temperamental.
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Re: how can i edit the DISPLAYED name of the wifi network I connect to?

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hi diapason,

The name has changed in the Network Manager connections list.

But the name has not changed in the pop-up notification.
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Re: how can i edit the DISPLAYED name of the wifi network I connect to?

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It won't. That can only respond to the router's SSID which is what identifies the network. VPN connections are different. They do show in the pop up list with their friendly names.

I have one router with its unique SSID. I have a laptop which can make two ethernet connections (one direct and one via a USB adapter) and a WiFi connection. All these connections have their own "friendly" names in the connections list but, as far as the network is concerned, they are all the same SSID so the pop up doesn't change. I don't think it is possible to achieve what you want easily, if at all. You need input from a network specialist. I expect one will jump in on the thread shortly.
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Re: how can i edit the wifi name that's displayed in the "You are now connected to wifi network 'foo'" pop-up?

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marksmith121 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:01 pm
To change the name of your WiFi network (also known as SSID, or Service Set Identifier), you need to enter your router’s admin page.
"Note: I am asking just to change what's displayed on my Mint computer. I don't seek to change the SSID broadcast name itself."

That is the very first line of the post.
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