Windows 10: Network setting occasionally switches from Private to Public

Discus and support Network setting occasionally switches from Private to Public in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I've been bothered by that for years. 5 systems are set up on a private network so I can access any one from any other, mainly to transfer files. When... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by larc919, Jun 24, 2021.

  1. larc919 Win User

    Network setting occasionally switches from Private to Public


    I've been bothered by that for years. 5 systems are set up on a private network so I can access any one from any other, mainly to transfer files. When I'm suddenly unable to connect with one for some reason, that mysterious switch is the first thing I check for. Anybody know why it happens or how to stop it?

    :)
     
    larc919, Jun 24, 2021
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  2. 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, Jun 24, 2021
    #2
  3. Missing option to switch from public to private network

    Hello,

    I am facing an issue to activate the connection to my LAN after an update of Windows 10.

    The situation is the following:

    - the connection options for both ethernet connection and wifi connection do not include anymore the option to switch to a private network.

    - this implies that the router cannot see my PC and therefore is not getting an IP address and a gateway

    - I have tried already to disable and enable the Ethernet driver,

    - uninstall and reinstall the drivers, also using more update ones

    - force a hard switch from public to private network through powershell commands

    None of these actions are solving the problem.

    I have not set a restore point and the "solve" options embedded in Windows 10 do not help (including restoring the connection).

    I am still getting the message of non identified network, even if I succeeded in having the network appearing as "private" and not "public" as before.

    Still no switch public/private appears in the menu.

    What do you suggest?

    Thank you

    Marco
     
    Marco Baccaglio, Jun 24, 2021
    #3
  4. Stud_1946 Win User

    Network setting occasionally switches from Private to Public

    How to change the network setting (Private, public, etc)

    this answer from a different Microsoft page worked for me

    Network setting occasionally switches from Private to Public [​IMG]
    Giridhar
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    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.
     
    Stud_1946, Jun 24, 2021
    #4
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