44 thoughts on “How to change Windows 8.1 wired network type from Public to Private

  1. THANK YOU--AWESOME–I HATE-LOATHE AND DESPISE COMPUTER WORK OF ANY KIND RE "PROGRAMMING"— THIS WAS WONDERFULLY EASY/EFFECTIVE AND THOUGHTFULLY COMPETENTLY+SUCCINCTLY PRESENTED–U R AWESOME+YES-GAVE THUMBS UP!!! AVG SWITCHED ME TO SELL THEIR VPN AFTER SCREWING UP MY COMPUTER AND GETTING LOGMEIN ACCESS–MANY OTHERS TOO–IT SEEMS BY INTERNET COMPLAINTS—THANKS!!

  2. Hello, thank you for the great video!
    I have a couple of questions, hope that you can help (I am not very tech-savvy) 🙁
    So at home we have lots of devices connected to the same modem.
    So we have just the one home-network which is public.
    First of all, does this mean that anyone connected to this network can access anyone else's devices?
    For example, can my brothers access my laptop's files, etc…or see my internet history, etc…or even worst hack my social media accounts and what not? and or Vice-Versa!

    Also, my cousin and his wife just moved in next door and my sister decided that it would be a good (kind) gesture to share our wifi password with them (which I objected to), so I suppose now they're on the same network, right?
    Which brings me back to my first question…can they do all those things also? :O

    Could I potentially create a private network within the homenetwork. For example, create a new private network, one that only I can have access to and connect all my devices to – Laptop, PC, Smart TV, Tablet, Smart Phone, Printers, etc…
    Without disrupting the main signal (network)
    Thanks for the help and I apologize for it being so long! 🙁

  3. Thank you so look much. My screen is cracked on my surface, so the touch no longer works. I only have one USB port, so I can't have my mouse plugged in while I troubleshoot my phone. I needed to change my network in order to use my mouse app on my phone. Thanks a MILLION!

  4. thanks, people may ask what are the problems of having public by mistake…

    It keeps logging you off of internet on a 4 hour basis…
    you can't play online
    and you can rarely see videos, they usually go way slower than normal

    Also you have to logg out and log into your wifi every time… as to say, it will be limited otherwise

    Thanks dude for making this video. this was really helpful

  5. Thanks very much for this Paul, I wonder if it's worth adding that you need to be logged on as an administrator for it to work if you've also set-up user accounts. Thanks again.

  6. Thanks, i didn't have the mentioned toggle but disabling then enabling the connection brought it back up as a private network.

  7. Thanks!! I was attempting to change it the way you indicated that wouldn't work. I've been getting a popup from my anti-virus software that my public network is not secure. Changed to private and hope I stop getting the popup message. 

  8. I know now how to change this but 1 problem… Everytime when i'm trying to open Change PC settings he crashes that page and jumps back to desktop… Why? i restarted PC i did everything no. Still crashes.

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