Bonus: If you want to change it back to public network, click Public and Not configured. If you turn off this switch, this will make your network Public. And it is usually selected when you are in home or work network. Step 2: Change network type with powershell commands. No single fix works for everybody, with several fix methods listed in this article.
This type of network will enable most networking features of Windows 10 like file sharing, network device setup, network discovery etc. You might already have such a value, so you will only need to modify it. These are very basic principles. Press your keyboard's Windows key + R, type winver, then press the Enter key. Mouse-over to reveal playback controls. There are several ways to do it. So do you want to make network private when it is connected to your computer? And private and public are two common types we usually use to change the network connection.
Click Private and User cannot change location. Use this network type if you trust the network you are connecting to. It will help to block most of the apps from connecting from the Internet and disabling some features, such as file and printer sharing, network discovery and automatic setup of network devices etc. Click on each subkey and have a look if the ProfileName matches the name of your current network connection. Select each one and look for the ProfileName key in the right hand pane. Click the Start button, type gpedit. Domain Network The domain network is automatically detected when your computer is a member of Active Directory domain network.
All other devices are fine except for for the laptop. Way 2: Windows Registry Editor If you are an advanced user in your Windows 10 computer, this method will be easier for you to switch the network type between public and private. When you select Yes, you set the network profile to Private. Surely you don't need to change the network type generally to public at most of time because default network type is public network. In public network, Windows Firewall rules will be the most restrictive. For a Public network, discovery and access will be limited. Way 4: PowerShell Commands When you are logged in Windows 10 with administrator or account with admin privileges, you can make full use of PowerShell command to change network type, not only from public to private.
For laptops or desktops with wireless cards, look for Wi-Fi. This is all you need to know in the Settings app to change the network location type. I noticed that during the upgrade process from Windows 8. . To enable the Windows 10 administrator account do the following: Tap on the Windows-key.
This article and videos were created on my Windows 10 Pro. Network discovery and sharing are turned off. Thank's alot Microsoft took away the ability to change this from the user interface, who knows what they are trying to achieve by continually making it more complex to perform tasks. This will list all the networks in the right hand pane. This corresponds to the no.
To change it later, you need to use Settings or Registry Editor. Under the Location type, you can choose either Private or Public. Windows should automatically detect this type of network and configure Windows Firewall accordingly. Note: If you use Wi-fi, on step 2 chosse Wi-fi. Click on the desired connection to see its properties. Value data can be 0 for Public network, 1 for Private network and 2 for Domain network. The one link it shows me does nothing when I click on it, yet it works for my native hardware adapter.
Took all of 5 minutes. This allows other computers from the network to access your computer, and you can create or join a HomeGroup. And private network location type can be for home or small office networks, or when you know and trust the people and devices on the network. Below is an archive for reference, and yes, Microsoft completely changed how the user interface looks in Version 1607, which has been detailed. By default, network discovery is turned on, and you can see other computers and devices that are part of the network. Mouse-over to reveal playback controls. How do I change my settings so that so that both are public? You can use PowerShell: Get-NetConnectionProfile Which lists the profiles and from which you need to find the index number Set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceIndex 1 -NetworkCategory Private Where 1 is the index number of the profile to change so may be something other than 1 Please note that you should only be setting it to Private if you know the router your computers sits behind is secure and only your computers are attaching to it.