Windows 10: Private or Public Solved

  1.    06 Jul 2015 #1

    Private or Public


    I just noticed in Windows defender My network is listed as public. Does it matter if my network is listed as private or public. I found how to change it if I have to. I just want to know if it matters. I don't know if this has anything to do with it or not. In the network box on the task bar it only shows my wi-fi connections and not my wired connection. I'm connected by wire to the router. I'm using build 10162 upgraded from Windows 8.1.1.
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  2. Posts : 20,828
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       06 Jul 2015 #2

    It really just depends on your needs and location.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

    Public network = By default, the public network location type is assigned to any new networks when they are first connected. A public network is considered to be shared with the world, with no protection between the local computer and any other computer. Therefore, the Windows Firewall rules associated with the public profile are the most restrictive. This blocks the following apps and services from working: PlayTo, file sharing, network discovery, and automatic setup of network printers, TVs, and other devices.

    Private network = A private network location type can be for home or small office networks, or when you know and trust the people and devices on the network. This setting allows your PC to connect to a homegroup and devices on the network, such as printers.
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  3.    06 Jul 2015 #3

    Thanks! It's a desktop and not on wi-fi so I changed it to private.
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  4. Posts : 20,828
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       06 Jul 2015 #4

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