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Change network from Public to Private in Windows 10

Sometimes when connecting to a network in Windows 10 it will be marked as Public which disables certain network features like network discovery. The steps below will show you how to change from Public to Private or vice versa

  • Click on the Start Menu and select Settings (Picture of a gear)
  • Select Network and Internet
  • If you are connected to a wireless network select Wireless from left hand side of the window. If you are connected via Ethernet select Ethernet
  • Click on the wireless network you are currently connected to
  • Change the network profile to Private (or public) and the network profile will change immediately
Updated on March 7, 2019

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