1. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 laptop window 7 desktop pc
       01 Aug 2015 #1

    connecting to home wifi but set as public??


    So i've connect to my home wifi and for whatever reason windows 10 didnt ask me like 7 if its home, work or public its just automatically put my home wifi as public any way to change this or a setting that i am missing.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 183
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       01 Aug 2015 #2

    Turn on network discovery and you'll be asked to convert from public to private.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
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    Posts : 3,004
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       01 Aug 2015 #3

    1. press the Windows Key (on your keyboard) or Start button
    2. type HomeGroup, and “HomeGroup” will be on top and selected, press Enter
    3. select the blue link "Change network location"
    4. tap/click on "Yes" when prompted with
      “Do you want to find PCs, devices, and content on this network, and automatically connect to devices like printers and TVs? We recommend that you do this on your home and work networks.”
    5. optionally, you can confirm by right-clicking on the network tray icon, then left-clicking "Open Network and Sharing Center" notice it now shows "Private network"
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 52
    Windows 10 laptop window 7 desktop pc
       01 Aug 2015 #4

    network discovery and when i went to homegroupsi did not see the option to change network location bizarre. when i had 7 i was always on home network location i ran some automated trouble shooter and it switched it to private. wonder if this is going to be a issue when i re connect this laptop to my 2 other friends wifi.
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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       01 Aug 2015 #5

    darkschneider94 said: View Post
    network discovery and when i went to homegroupsi did not see the option to change network location bizarre. when i had 7 i was always on home network location i ran some automated trouble shooter and it switched it to private. wonder if this is going to be a issue when i re connect this laptop to my 2 other friends wifi.
    Strange to me too, use to be way theveterans said in Windows 8.1, seemed not work that way even for me.Either Public or Private on Windows 8.1 then
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 52
    Windows 10 laptop window 7 desktop pc
       03 Aug 2015 #6

    yeah there doesn't seem to be any real way to change this none of those option that were mention are there. what I have had to do is goto home group and run the trouble shooter and then it lets me change it to private. pain in the balls I hope some alternative comes up for this eventually.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       03 Aug 2015 #7

    darkschneider94 said: View Post
    yeah there doesn't seem to be any real way to change this none of those option that were mention are there. what I have had to do is goto home group and run the trouble shooter and then it lets me change it to private. pain in the balls I hope some alternative comes up for this eventually.
    Way i showed you was the way i found it for Windows 10, was not that hard to do, yes should of asked during the completion of the upgrade i thought about allowing sharing which sets it to Private.
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  8.    18 Oct 2016 #8

    Adding insult to injury, the anniversary update changes the home network back to public, so no network devices can be found. W10 more and more looks like a sorry mess...

    No sorry, not the AU, after that one network sharing still worked fine. The KB3199209 update just now broke it for me.
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