Windows 10: Cannot get home network connection set to private!

  1.    10 Aug 2015 #1

    Cannot get home network connection set to private!

    I'm uncertain how long the connection to my home network has said it's 'public'. Thankfully, I can still get here on my laptop. However, my new RCA tablet/pc, which was running 8.1 (I upgraded to 10 out of the box), will not let me get to the internet (which is how I learned this pc, Gateway NV53A, clean install of 10, was showing public network).

    Have tried a few things. One, I tried 'forgetting' the network and re-connecting. After saying 'yes' to share with other pc's on this network, it did not change it. Two, I went to the registry thru the tree (hkey, blah, blah, blah) til I got to network profiles, then category and changed that from 0 (supposedly public) to 1 (supposedly private), also to no avail.

    ~sigh~ I haven't had a lot of time with the new tablet/pc, but out of the box, obviously, it was working (I was able to upgrade). I was on it once or twice yesterday and it was fine.

    Why can I not change my network to private????

    UPDATE: Nevermind... although there should be an easier way, I just created a homegroup (forgot about that), connected RCA to the homegroup... all is private now.
    Last edited by ableckov; 10 Aug 2015 at 00:52. Reason: I fixed it
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