Windows 10: Can't change from public to private

  1. Posts : 4
    windows 10 and windows 7
       17 May 2018 #1

    Can't change from public to private

    I've two refurb Dels running windows 10 1709. I initially hooked up to my home Wifi for software and windows registration but the machines will be used in a charity horse show office offline. Removed the USB Wifi for the rest of the work. Need to connect for printer sharing using a wired hub. When I get to home group I get a "need to be set to private" message. If I go to the internet connection I just get a metered service switch. I used regedit to set the to network profiles ( 2, one the home wifi and the other I don't know) to private and got no change in behavior. Any help? Or is there a better way to do print sharing? My printers are not wireless. I am not a windows 10 guy. Use 7 on my personal equipment.
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 May 2018 #2

    Christopher01 said: View Post
    If I go to the internet connection I just get a metered service switch...
    welcome to TenForums @Christopher01

    If you open Settings > Network & Internet > Ethernet and click on the ethernet connection to change its settings, you will only see the option to choose between Public and Private while you have the ethernet cable plugged in and you have a working connection. If there's no active ethernet connection, you'll only see the 'metered' choice.
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  3. Posts : 4
    windows 10 and windows 7
    Thread Starter
       18 May 2018 #3

    This is a point to point system. Two computers and a printer. Does this mean I likely have a bad hub?
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  4.    18 May 2018 #4

    If its just 2 pc and printer with no internet were do they get their IP from. Dont use homegroup as its being removed now so it will become a problem at some point
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  5. Posts : 4
    windows 10 and windows 7
    Thread Starter
       18 May 2018 #5

    In the past ( windows XP ) I’ve always been able to connect through a wired hub. I suppose I assumed that the hub took care of it.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       18 May 2018 #6

    Hello Christopher, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    You might also look the tutorial below over to see if anything may be able to help.

    Share a Printer in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  7.    18 May 2018 #7

    A hub is a dumb device so doesnt give out ips open a cmd prompt type
    ipconfig /all

    post results you may have an ip starting with 169.
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  8. Posts : 4
    windows 10 and windows 7
    Thread Starter
       18 May 2018 #8

    Might have set up a static ip manually

    Well, set it up more than ten years ago. Maybe I manually set a static ip or something. Long time ago. I have a WiFi router that is a lot newer. If I have two lan ports on it I may try that too.
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  9.    25 May 2018 #9

    I ran into this problem today after upgrading to Build 1803. I tried going to the properties page and only had the Metered Connection setting. I Reset Network from the bottom of the Network Status page in settings and it came back.
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