Windows 10: Disable Network Discovery?

  1.    30 Dec 2016 #1

    Disable Network Discovery?


    Hi if someone could help me with the following I would be most grateful thanks!

    Every time i turn off network discovery and file and printer sharing,after restarting my PC it has turned back on again.How can i get to set it to stay off permanently? I am on a home network but have my PC set to public.

    Win 10 x64 Home
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    EL Capitan
       30 Dec 2016 #2

    You do not want to disable Network Discovery. Otherwise you are going to break the Operating system. If it is set to Public on your private LAN, you need to reset it to Private.
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  3.    30 Dec 2016 #3

    Thanks for your reply!

    Sorry it is set to workgroup not homegroup,will that make any difference?

    I just want the settings which give me the most privacy and I'm not bothered in sharing files/printers
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    EL Capitan
       30 Dec 2016 #4

    buzzhard said: View Post
    Thanks for your reply!
    Sorry it is set to workgroup not homegroup,will that make any difference?
    I just want the settings which give me the most privacy and I'm not bothered in sharing files/printers
    Every LAN is a Work Group if it is not a Domain. You do not have to worry about files & printers if they are not shared. Network Discovery has to stay on, so that it can locate the Modem/Gateway connection and also the Printer if you have a Network Printer and the WiFi network.

    You do not have privacy when using the Internet. Even on your own computer, everything you do is not private, unless you are going to lock it in a safe and have multiple layers of security, that you could end up forgetting those various passwords and then you are SOL.
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  5.    31 Dec 2016 #5

    Hi when i meant privacy I meant on my home network ..not sharing stuff.

    Here is an image of what my connection looks like in network and sharing centre ..should I continue with it set to public or change it to private? also which is the best way to do this? my apologies but I find all this groups/domains ect.. a tad confusing lol ..Thanks

    https://i.stack.imgur.com/nW3y4.png
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    EL Capitan
       31 Dec 2016 #6

    buzzhard said: View Post
    Hi when i meant privacy I meant on my home network ..not sharing stuff.
    Here is an image of what my connection looks like in network and sharing centre ..should I continue with it set to public or change it to private? also which is the best way to do this? my apologies but I find all this groups/domains ect.. a tad confusing lol ..Thanks
    In Advanced sharing options, leave Network Discovery enabled, disable the Sharing options. If you are off of the network, use the built in Firewall. You have to go into System and then Settings to Network to change your adapter to "Private" for your home LAN, so that you will be able to connect to your printer and if you have a NAS, it will allow you. Public automatically enables the Firewall and disables all sharing options. Not good for home networks, since it also causes other items in the OS to not be enabled, which can make you think that the OS is broken when it is not.

    You are not on a Domain, so you do not have to worry about that, same as groups. LAN that is not a Domain is classified as a "Work Group", regardless if it is your personal or a public LAN.
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