Windows 10: Making All Networks Private By Default

Discus and support Making All Networks Private By Default in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello. I have Windows 10 and I exclusively use ethernet, I don't even have an adapter to be able to connect to a wireless network, so logically any... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Fatalem, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Fatalem Win User

    Making All Networks Private By Default


    Hello. I have Windows 10 and I exclusively use ethernet, I don't even have an adapter to be able to connect to a wireless network, so logically any network I will ever connect to will most likely be private as I won't have ethernet access to any public networks, yet Windows regularly changes my home network from private to public, which causes issues with programs I run being unable to get past Windows Firewall. I have even set the public and private firewall settings to be the same, but it still happens unexpectedly, and when it happens, it is usually at an incredibly inconvenient time, which, under time-sensitive circumstances, is an extreme annoyance. I don't want to have to keep changing it back, especially because there is no easy option to do so that I can find, in order to do it I have to type several commands into PowerShell, so what I want to do is make it so that any network I connect to becomes private by default. I will never use a public network, so I see no reason it should assume anything I connect to is public, let alone everything, it is incredibly annoying. I can't find any answers online.

    :)
     
    Fatalem, Nov 9, 2019
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  2. Windows 10: How to make Private Network enabled

    Hi Jeff,

    To change the network from public to private or vice versa, I would suggest you to try the steps below and check:

    1. Press Windows key + I to open settings.

    2. Click "network and internet".

    3. If you are using Ethernet, click "Ethernet" and click on the network.

    4. Enable the "make this pc discoverable" option to change the network to private.

    Let us know the result.
     
    Wungraileng Vashi, Nov 9, 2019
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  3. brummyfan Win User
    Need to make network connections private


    Hi,
    Do you get the second snip when you click Network and Internet? Could you be able to see the Wi-Fi listed?(second snip), if you can click the Wi-Fi network and you will see the snip in my previous post.

    Making All Networks Private By Default [​IMG]


    Making All Networks Private By Default [​IMG]
     
    brummyfan, Nov 9, 2019
    #3
  4. Making All Networks Private By Default

    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, Nov 9, 2019
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