Windows 10: How to make my PC discoverable, and change Network PUBLIC Profile to PRIVATE on Windows 10...

Discus and support How to make my PC discoverable, and change Network PUBLIC Profile to PRIVATE on Windows 10... in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have 2 laptops, both with Windows 10 home, 1803 build 17134.254 (the latest), both connected to the same Internet router. In the Network & Internet... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by GuusHovajo, Sep 5, 2018.

  1. How to make my PC discoverable, and change Network PUBLIC Profile to PRIVATE on Windows 10...


    I have 2 laptops, both with Windows 10 home, 1803 build 17134.254 (the latest),

    both connected to the same Internet router.

    In the Network & Internet settings PC 1 shows Private Network and PC 2 shows Public Network.

    I want PC 2 to have a Private Network profile, just like PC 1 has.


    I noticed that my PC 1 shows an option allowing to make the change in a very simple way, as shown here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4043043/windows-10-make-network-public-private

    1. On the right side of the taskbar, select the Wi-Fi network icon.
    2. Under the name of the Wi-Fi network that you’re connected to, select Properties.
    3. Under Network profile, select Public or Private.

    However, if I want to do the change in my PC 2 it appears that, having selected Properties,

    the option Network profile and Public/Private selection is not listed at all.

    The settings page just shows:

    - the name of the router

    - Connect automatically when in range, on/off

    - Metered connection, on/off

    - IP settings

    - Properties

    What can I do to make the missing option be available ? …

    Or is there any other way to change the Network profile ?

    :)
     
    GuusHovajo, Sep 5, 2018
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  2. Bree Win User

    How to change public network to private


    I have two machines, one Pro the other Home, both on 17134.228. Both are connected by WiFi to the same router. The blue 'Change connection properties' link on Settings > Network & Internet > Status should take you to the Network Profile settings - one does, the other doesn't.


    How to make my PC discoverable, and change Network PUBLIC Profile to PRIVATE on Windows 10... [​IMG]


    There are other ways to get to that page, one machine allows me to set Public/Private, the other doesn't.


    How to make my PC discoverable, and change Network PUBLIC Profile to PRIVATE on Windows 10... [​IMG]



    How to make my PC discoverable, and change Network PUBLIC Profile to PRIVATE on Windows 10... [​IMG]


    Two possible reasons for this are given in the note for Option One, step 7 in Brink's tutorial....

    Set Network Location to Private or Public in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    In my case, The Pro machine is using Hyper-V.
     
    Bree, Sep 5, 2018
    #2
  3. Changing Network from Public to Private

    To use these steps to set a network to public or private, your PC must be running Windows 10 Version 1709.

    To see which version of Windows 10 your device is currently running, select Start, then select Settings > System > About

    To change a Wi-Fi network to public or private:

    - Select Start, then select Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi

    - Select Manage known networks, select the network you want to change, and then > select Properties.

    - Under Network profile, select Public or Private.

    Taken from:

    Make a Wi-Fi network public or private in Windows 10
     
    Gianni1962, Sep 5, 2018
    #3
  4. How to make my PC discoverable, and change Network PUBLIC Profile to PRIVATE on Windows 10...

    Change Network from Public to Private

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to
    change your network from Public to Private:


    • Type PowerShell in Search Window and then right click on it and click on
      Run as Administrator.

    • Type the following command to find your interface Index:
      Get-NetConnectionProfile

    • Use your interface index (for example 5) with this command:
      Set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceIndex 5 -NetworkCategory Private

    • Now reboot the device and check if the network has changed from Public to Private.
    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Giridhar J, Sep 5, 2018
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