How To Set A Network As Public Or Private In Windows 10

Windows lets you set a network as public or private. A public network is less secure. If you tell Windows the network you just connected to is public, it will turn off file sharing for that network. It’s a basic way to keep users safe. Windows will remember a network that you identified as public. The next time you connect to the same network, Windows will not ask you if it’s private or public. That said, it’s not too difficult to set a network as public or private in Windows 10.

Set A Network As Public Or Private – Settings App

Open the Settings app and go to the Network & Internet group of settings. If you want to change the WiFi network’s status, go to the WiFi tab. If you want  to change the Ethernet network’s status, go to the Ehternet tab.

We’re going to tackle the WiFi tab. On the WiFi tab, click ‘Manage known networks’. On the next screen, click the network you want to set as private or public. Click ‘Properties’.

Windows lets you set a network as public or private. A public network is less secure. If you tell Windows the network you just connected to is public, it will turn off file sharing for that network. It’s a basic way to keep users safe. Windows will remember a network that you identified as public. The next time you connect to the same network, Windows will not ask you if it’s private or public. That said, it’s not too difficult to set a network as public or private in Windows 10.

Set A Network As Public Or Private – Settings App

Open the Settings app and go to the Network & Internet group of settings. If you want to change the WiFi network’s status, go to the WiFi tab. If you want  to change the Ethernet network’s status, go to the Ehternet tab.

We’re going to tackle the WiFi tab. On the WiFi tab, click ‘Manage known networks’. On the next screen, click the network you want to set as private or public. Click ‘Properties’.

To set the network as private, turn on the ‘Make this PC discoverable’ option. To set the network as public, turn this option off.

Double click the Category DWORD value and set its value to 1 to make the network private. Set its value to 0 to make it public.

 

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