How to change network from public to private

We get stuck many time when our home or office network is automatically detected as public network . This will cause restricted access to network devices such as printer , scanner or any shared drive. There are a lot of ways to change this in Windows 10 from which we recommend to the Powershell option for tech savvies and admins.

Change Network from Public to Private

You will find this useful in windows 10 home series PC where options are restricted in settings. 

Here how we do this using powershell in Windows 10,


1. Run Powershell as a administrator


2. Type and Press enter the below command 


Set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceAlias “Ethernet” -NetworkCategory Private


Where “Ethernet”  is the name of the adapter network that you want to change its profile. This is normally Ethernet or may have changed to Ethernet (1) or some other that you can see it by clicking the internet icon in the Taskbar.


Or if you want to reverse the network to public , just change the Network category to Public  instead of Private


Now let us have a look at how to do it otherwise,


1.  Go to Network & Internet Settings



Right click on Internet icon and choose Open Network & Internet settings

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Or Else go to Settings–> Network and Internet 

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2. Click on Ethernet Or WIFI option on the left


3. Click on the network name you wish to change


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4. Choose between Public or Private and its done



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