The top image is the Wi-Fi Network Finder screen in Windows 8 that has the "Wi-Fi 2" at the top. When it's viewing other networks, it displays the names correctly.
(BOTTOM IMAGE) However, once the network is joined and you mouse over the wireless network icon in the system tray, it puts a "2" at the end of my network, so it displays as "Hyrule 2" when it should just say "Hyrule." I'm not certain that it's causing connectivity issues, but it's certainly persistent.
I apologize for any poor resolution from the images. Thank you
When you uninstall the drivers, make sure you keep selecting "delete the driver software" checked until you get the unknown device (Network Adapter) shown in the device manager. Then update the drivers again. If this solution doesn't get rid of the "2" in the "WiFi 2," you have to do a registry delete the name "WiFi" and then renaming "WiFi 2" to "WiFi" in the network connections page. I honestly don't know if this method works for Windows 8.1 but this is how I solve the "wireless network connection" duplicates in Windows 7.
As for the "Hyrule 2," in Windows 7, there's the screenshot below where you can delete network locations aside from network profiles. You'll see your duplicates there. All you have to do is merge the duplicate network to the original network and that should fix it.
The profile you're trying to remove is stored in the Windows Registry.
If you are familiar with regedit, these instructions should help you. If not, please reply with a request for more details.
I've copied and pasted the instructions from this link below:
Find and delete the registry keys for the unwanted networks under these locations:
The known networks described above are separate from wireless user profiles, which store SSIDs, WPA2 passwords, etc. The UI for managing wireless user profiles is also gone. These can be wiped clean by removing the wireless adapter from Device Manager (Windows will restore it fresh) or removed individually with
netsh wlan delete profile "profile name"