Win 8.1 public vs private

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  1. Peterr

    Peterr Honorable Member

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    I thought I had private vs. public figured out by changing the slider at "network" from public to private.

    However I noticed it is stuck on public and I cannot change it to private.
    Please advise.
    Thank you
     
  2. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    I am using Windows 8.1, but, I cannot recall a "Slider" , in Windows 8 that does that. Can you point me there? If you mean this one, read the text, that is not its function.

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    To change to a private you should go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings, and make sure you have private selected there.
     
  3. Trouble

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    If you are not able to switch from a public network then it may be as a result of the IP addressing schema that you are (or are not) receiving from the network DHCP server.
    Open a command prompt and do a quick ipconfig /all and see if you're getting a proper default gateway
     
  4. Peterr

    Peterr Honorable Member

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    I apologize for taking your time. I kept trying and for some reason was able to move the slider to private which I will use in my home only.
    Thank you.
    Peter
     

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