Do you have any idea what the update might have changed or defaulted on these desktops? I know this is an old thread, but if you're running either WinSrv2012R2 or Win8. Right now the ports look like Hubbard's cupboards because I disconnected a couple of computers This is what it looked like while I was trying to figure out the problem before giving up Hi Brink, You were always a huge help on the Seven site. This type of network location is controlled by your network administrator and can't be selected or changed. Network discovery, which allows you to see other computers and devices on a network and allows other network users to see your computer, is on by default, but you can't create or join a homegroup. This allows different firewall configurations to be applied based on the type of network, for example the most restrictive configuration for public and the least restrictive for domain networks.
This article will show how to set the Network Location using PowerShell in the Windows 8 and Server 2012 and Windows 10 Operating Systems. Windows shows you the Set Network Location dialog box. This will show you how to change the Windows 7 network location to be either a Home network, Work network private , or Public network type. Public: 0, Private: 1, Domain: 2. This is with my ethernet cable. Whatever did change, probably was something that didn't work in previous builds or didn't exist, I guess.
In Network, open Properties of the connected Adapter. Type regedit and press Enter. If you are using a wired connection, click on Ethernet. To Set Network Location in Network and Sharing Center 1. Now The only problem with that is that this only works if you have one N. There is no need to restart. When I connect to the internet via dial-up, my computer says I'm part of a network and it wants me to choose between Public Network and Home Network.
Do Private or Public below for the network location you want. For a Public network, discovery and access will be limited. As a default you may not be the admin for windows. Windows shows you the Network and Sharing Center. Therefore, the Windows Firewall rules associated with the public profile are the most restrictive. Windows classifies networks into three different types; public, private and domain. Feel free to post your thoughts, questions and suggestions in the comments.
I wonder what caused the differences. Worked almost 100% perfectly leaving each machine attached to the domain, etc. Usually this should not prevent your Internet access and something else is in play. All other devices are fine except for for the laptop. Navigate to the following location. If you connect to networks in different locations for example, a network at your home, at a local coffee shop, or at work , choosing a network location can help ensure that your computer is always set to an appropriate security level.
Best Regards, Eve Wang Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help. Once you select the network profile type, Windows will apply the network settings accordingly. Read it thoroughly and choose the appropriate network type. The list of settings available for your network connection is shown. This mode is typically used when you are connecting to a public WiFi network, like in coffee shops or airports. This allows other computers from the network to access your computer, and you can create or join a HomeGroup. Chris, I was just looking at this thread and noticed you never really got any help with your question.
This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. If it finds other Win7 computers that have a HomeGroup going, it invites you to join that HomeGroup. List interfaces: netsh interface ip show interfaces 3. For instance, the private network makes it possible to discover other devices on the same network and share files and a printer between them. The network has been set as public. Are you ok when you are connected by wire? On Windows 7 search for Control Panel in the Start menu and open it. Click sub key of Profiles, check the PofileName in the right pane, and try to find one which displays current network name.
Unlike Vista, I am unable to go into Network File Sharing and change the profile to the one I want. You should also choose this option if you're connected directly to the Internet without using a router, or if you have a mobile broadband connection. This is a solution that worked for me with a Windows 10 home client. When I travel and connect to a hotel WiFi network, I do not get the dialog screen asking me to choose Home, Work or Public network profile. During the installation of Windows 7, or the first time that you connect to a network, you must choose a network location.