Windows 10: Change or set Active Network

  1.    01 Dec 2017 #1

    Change or set Active Network


    I have googled and checked the forum but I can't seem to see anybody else having this problem.

    I have a simple network comprising of three PCs on a single router.
    One PC runs Win7 and acts as a file server to the other two PCs.
    The two PCs are running Win10 latest creator edition.
    This is what the Active Network settings looked like on the two PCs.
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    The HomePrivate network "belongs" to the Server.

    This week I had to replace one of the PCs and this is what its Active Network settings look like.Click image for larger version. 

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    So my question is how do I get the new Win10 PC to see and join the existing network rather that a new one belonging to the router?
    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       02 Dec 2017 #2

    It would be a whole lot more helpful if you showed the network adapter properties, for what the IPv4 settings are. You have multiple networks set up, which leads one to believe that you are using Static IP's, instead of letting the gateway hand out Dynamic DHCP IP's.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    02 Dec 2017 #3

    Network Adapter properties


    bro67 said: View Post
    It would be a whole lot more helpful if you showed the network adapter properties, for what the IPv4 settings are. You have multiple networks set up, which leads one to believe that you are using Static IP's, instead of letting the gateway hand out Dynamic DHCP IP's.
    Thanks.
    Here are the two configs:
    Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PHIL-DESKTOP Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : homeWireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 2: Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : B4-6D-83-4E-4E-91 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : YesEthernet adapter Ethernet: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 3C-A8-2A-B3-D1-11 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::bc60:fc85:9a11:9d9%18(Preferred) IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.241(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 02 December 2017 21:42:46 Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 03 December 2017 21:42:45 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254 DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254 DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 255633450 DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-1D-D8-1E-04-3C-A8-2A-B3-D1-11 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254 NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

    and

    Windows IP Configuration Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : MARY-HP-NEW Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . : Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : homeEthernet adapter Ethernet: Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 48-BA-4E-61-10-E6 DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1d45:f50b:6f8f:a48%10(Preferred) IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.65(Preferred) Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0 Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : 01 December 2017 11:43:27 Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : 03 December 2017 21:55:27 Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254 DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254 DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 155761230 DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-21-71-E1-81-48-BA-4E-61-10-E6 DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.254 NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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