Windows 10: Why is ethernet connection set to "public network" in control panel Solved

  1.    10 Jan 2018 #1

    Why is ethernet connection set to "public network" in control panel


    Windows 10 (home computer). Why is my ethernet connection set to "public network" and not "private network"? I noticed in my firewall settings it say public was connected and not private. Should I be worried and should I make it private?



    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Capture.JPG 
Views:	2 
Size:	50.2 KB 
ID:	171942
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 38,043
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       10 Jan 2018 #2

    Hi there. Yes, make it private. It may have changed with a feature update.

    Open Settings app > Type > Network > Network Status > Change connection properties > Select Private
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    11 Jan 2018 #3

    eeps24 said: View Post
    Windows 10 (home computer). Why is my ethernet connection set to "public network" and not "private network"? I noticed in my firewall settings it say public was connected and not private. Should I be worried and should I make it private?
    It probably is counter intuitive but Public network means infact that you are "more protected", and it refers to the kind of network you are connected to, so if you are in a public network (like a free wifi) you sould use "public network" settings; if you use your own network (your private network) you can use "private network" settings, maybe to share data with another device in you private network.

    Network experts, am i right?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    11 Jan 2018 #4

    thanks micro$oft.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 2,132
    Windows 10 Pro x64 FCU - XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
       11 Jan 2018 #5

    It makes an immense amount of sense, if you are going to set a default security level, to set it to the most protected.

    A "public" network due to it's normally "open" nature needs to be fully tied down without any of the sharing that would be acceptable in a private network.
    A work or other Business network has much greater intrinsic security as it is, (or should be), designed, implemented and managed by professionals

    A home private network will be somewhere between the two extremes
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    12 Jan 2018 #6

    You are perfectly right Sir, i think however there is a "comunication failure" what would you think if I say to you:

    "This message is public", that everybody can read it possibly.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
It seems that I am not able to search this kind of options like "Windows Update", "Control Panel" and so on, but I am able to search through folders. I can neither run processes as cmd as admin. Defrag doesn't display anything. Anyone...
Let's start at the beginning... In early November I broke my collarbone which resulted in my being out of work since. Being unable to really sit in my office at my desk (plugged directly into the modem as I typically am via ethernet), I moved my...
Hello everyone! So just recently I started experiencing a problem where I couldn't connect to the internet and when I would click on the little ethernet connection icon it would say "unidentified network". Upon trouble shooting it through windows'...
I have setup a HP Stream 13 notebook, and upgraded from Win8 to Win10. Everything worked fine until today when the "RUN" and "CONTROL PANEL" start screen Tiles no longer function; tried 'Run as Administrator' from the pop-up menu with no success....
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:30.
Find Us