How to Change network location type (Public or Private) in Windows 10

In this tutorial we are going to take a look at how to change the network location type in Windows 10. Windows has two types of network locations; Public and Private. Numereous of settings are changed when switching between these types. For example network sharing is disabled in public while it’s activated in Public.

How to Change network location type (Public or Private) in Windows 10

1. Open Settings

2. Click on Network and Internet

3. Then in the left pane click on Ethernet if you’re connected with a cable. If you’re connected by Wi-Fi then click on Wi-Fi

4. Then click on the connection name.

Windows 10: Connection Name How to Change network location type (Public or Private) in Windows 10 Change network location type

5.Then under “Find Devices and Content” set the slider to On to make it a Public network or set the slider to Off to make it a private network.

Windows 10: Connection Sharing How to Change network location type (Public or Private) in Windows 10 Change network location type

 

 

And that’s all there is to it. Wasn’t that hard was it?

 

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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