How To Change Windows 10 Public Network To Private

How to Enable Network Discovery and Configure Sharing setting option: If  you are going to any place and connect to a public network such as tea stalls, or bus stops, airports you can set the connection as public to disable the location in that area.

If you are connected to any trusted network such as home, you can set as private to visible to all other devices to access and sharing.

So we are here to show you how to make your network discoverable or hidden in any type of network connected by using settings in your windows 10.

Ways to Change Windows 10 Public Network To Private (Explained)

To Set A Network Profile Using Settings In Your Windows 10

If you are connecting to the network for a first time, windows 10 will ask you to set a network profile. If you did not see any option then you will use following steps to configure the network.

Ethernet Profile:

  1. Use the notification center to open the settings app in your system.
  2. Click on the NETWORK AND INTERNET option in the settings.
  3. Click on the Ethernet option.
  4. Click on the adapter option which is located on the left side menu.
  5. Click on the network profile and select any two options below.
  6. PUBLIC : to stop sharing and hide your network location.
  7. PRIVATE : to make your computer visible to all other devices to access for sharing purpose.

WI-FI Profile:

When you are connected to the WiFi network follow the below steps;

  1. open the settings.
  2. Click the network and internet option.
  3. Click on the WI-FI.
  4. Click on the adapter to configure.
  5. Under network profiles select the one of the option.
  6. PUBLIC : to stop sharing and hide your network location.
  7. PRIVATE : to make your computer visible to all other devices to access for sharing purpose.

Windows 10 Network Discovery

Once you done all the steps above windows 10 will asks network profiles every time you connected to a new network. If you want to configure quickly then you can use settings<network & internet settings<adapter option, choose one of the option weather Private network or Public network.

You will also find the configure firewall and security settings link which open the firewall and network protection setting which enables you to windows firewall turn on or off.

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