Windows 10: Multiple Active Private Networks

Discus and support Multiple Active Private Networks in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; First of all I have been having trouble with printing. Usually I have to uninstall my printer and re-install it to print over the network. Today even... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by jckatz, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. jckatz Win User

    Multiple Active Private Networks

    First of all I have been having trouble with printing. Usually I have to uninstall my printer and re-install it to print over the network. Today even that didn't work. I discovered my HOME NETWORK was NOW public network AGAIN.... Thanks Windows 10. Anyways, fixed it again using REG EDIT (only method I've found to work). And still couldn't find my NETWORKED COMPUTER let alone a printer.

    In the end I just ended up typing the NETWORK name in and it said INVALID network YET PRINTED..... LOVELY!

    Long story short printer IS working but I noticed THIS and didn't know if it was related to all my troubles,

    Multiple Active Private Networks [​IMG]

    I do not have any network connections called DIRECT-MULaptopMADH

    Any help explaining this even if it isn't the cause of my troubles is greatly appreciated.

    jckatz, Jul 24, 2016
  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, Jul 24, 2016
  3. Pavan_N Win User
    VPN (Virtual Private Networking)

    Hi Julio,

    A virtual private network extends a private network across a public network or internet. It enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.

    Always On

    Always On is a new feature in Windows 10 which enables the active VPN profile to connect automatically on the following triggers:

    • User sign-on
    • Network change
    When a device has multiple profiles with Always On triggers, the user can specify the active profile in
    Settings > Network & Internet > VPN >
    VPN profile > Let apps automatically use this VPN connection.

    You may also refer the link below for more information.


    For further queries I suggest you to post in
    TechNet forum.

    Thank you.
    Pavan_N, Jul 24, 2016
  4. Multiple Active Private Networks

    Uninstall Wireless card from device manager.. (dont check delete software) and reboot.
    Please send a screen of Network connection window.. (run>>ncpa.cpl)
    manish9009, Jul 27, 2016
  5. bro67 Win User
    If it is a mapped network printer, go into System and turn off "Let windows manage my default printer" under the devices section. Uninstalling and reinstalling, will place ghosts of the old drivers.
    bro67, Jul 27, 2016
  6. bro67 Win User
    That is not going to fix their problem. It is how Windows 10 discovers network devices like printers.
    bro67, Apr 5, 2018

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