By the type of network I mean options like Home Private , Work or a Public network. It will help to block most of the apps from connecting from the Internet and disabling some features, such as file and printer sharing, network discovery and automatic setup of network devices etc. If you turn off this switch, this will make your network Public. Set Network to be Private in Windows 8 and 8. Computers on a home network can belong to a.
How to change it to be private? Hi Nate, There should be a link under the Public one as well as in the 3rd screenshot under step 2. All editorial content is controlled by the author, not the advertisers or affiliates. In public network, Windows Firewall rules will be the most restrictive. Many were improved by some. I made the leap to Windows 8 a couple of weeks ago and for the most part I love it even without a touch screen and in fact probably because I don't have a touch screen.
If you do not select any option, Windows by default sets the network location to Public. I would like to share how you can change the network location type in Windows 8. Open the network properties and go to the Network Location tab, then change the network type to Private and save the changes. The network has been set as public. I even when so far as forgetting the wireless network and then re-adding it.
It will likely be completely different yet again for no apparent reason. Restarted the computer and then it connected up just fine by itself and I can now both use Edge and connect to Store in Windows 10. Basically in Windows 8 you do not get a prompt for Public, Work, or Home when you connect to a new network at least not that I have seen and this is what tripped me up. You can find the necessary network profile in the Network and Sharing Center by its name listed in the ProfileName registry key. I hope he can connect at home now. Select any one of them. If I want to share, I want to share, private, personal, domain, whatever.
Edition, I was able to switch from public network to private using windows explorer. This Network is now a Private Network. That lets me change the network type. The registry editing did the trick for me. HomeGroup is not available on public networks, and network discovery is turned off.
It will display you the active network type. When you find the correct PofileName, double click Category in the same right pane and change the value data to 1. Click it to open HomeGroup. While network is public, Windows Firewall will use the Public network type rules to make your computer the most restrictive. If our computer is joined to a domain, then we cannot change the network location type.