Windows 10: Cannot change network location from public to Private - why

Discus and support Cannot change network location from public to Private - why in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have extensively viewed the net for a solution, and have tried (as far as I know) every suggestion to make the change without success. Your... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Skofab, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Skofab Win User

    Cannot change network location from public to Private - why


    I have extensively viewed the net for a solution, and have tried (as far as I know) every suggestion to make the change without success.
    Your comments/suggestions would be welcomed
    Thanks in advance

    :)
     
    Skofab, Nov 3, 2015
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  2. Simkyn.C Win User

    how do you change a network from public to private?

    This link gives multiple options in order to change from public to private depending on the type of network you need to change:

    How to Set Network Location to be Public or Private in Windows 10

    Hope that helps.
     
    Simkyn.C, Nov 3, 2015
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  3. jaykaywa Win User
    Windows 10 change wireless network from public to private

    As of April 2016 that tutorial is out of date. Microsoft changed the settings and again disappeared the option to change from public to private network.
     
    jaykaywa, Nov 3, 2015
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  4. NavyLCDR New Member

    Cannot change network location from public to Private - why

    How to change your network location to Private in Windows 10 | The Digital Lifestyle.com

    Also, in the comments on that page:
    There is an easier way than this too. Click the Network icon in the system tray and then click the network you want to change. This will open up Settings (new Control Panel) in "Network & Internet" and you should see your connection (in my case I'm using Ethernet so that is what opens). Now click on the network that you are connected to and this opens up a new page showing your current connection properties. At the top of that page is a switch to turn on "Find devices and content".
    That might be on or off depending on the current Public or Private status of the network. I can't check Wi-Fi at the moment but I suspect it is very similar.

    I just tried the comment method and it only works for wired ethernet connections, but the method explained in the article itself works with WiFi.
     
    NavyLCDR, Nov 3, 2015
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  5. sml156 Win User
    sml156, Nov 3, 2015
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  6. NavyLCDR New Member
    That only changes the name of the network - not whether the network is public or private.
     
    NavyLCDR, Nov 3, 2015
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  7. Edwin New Member
    Cannot change network location from public to Private - why [​IMG]

    Cannot change network location from public to Private - why [​IMG]
     
    Edwin, Nov 3, 2015
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  8. Skofab Win User

    Cannot change network location from public to Private - why

    Sorry Guys - I should have mentioned that my laptop uses a wireless connection.
     
    Skofab, Nov 3, 2015
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  9. NavyLCDR New Member
    Then you use the method provided in the article I linked to. The option is in homegroup settings.
     
    NavyLCDR, Nov 3, 2015
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Nov 3, 2015
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  11. NavyLCDR New Member
    That's cool, didn't know where that exact option was for WiFi networks!
     
    NavyLCDR, Apr 5, 2018
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