How do I force Windows 10 to see a network as private?



As an IT administrator, you may need to force Windows 10 to see a network as private. This can be done with a few simple steps.

The first step is to open the Windows Control Panel. This can be done by typing “Control Panel” into the search bar of the Windows Start menu.

Once the Windows Control Panel is open, select “Network and Sharing Center”. In the Network and Sharing Center, select “Change adapter settings”. From here, you can change the settings of the network adapter you wish to make private.

Right-click on the network adapter and select “Properties”. This will open a Properties window. In this window, select the “Networking” tab. Under this tab, select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4)” from the list of items.

At the bottom of this window, you will see a checkbox labeled “Enable Windows to manage homegroup connections”. Make sure this checkbox is unchecked.

Next, select the “Advanced” button at the bottom of the window. This will open an Advanced TCP/IP Settings window. In this window, select the “IP Settings” tab.

Under this tab, you will see the “IP Settings” section. Here, you can change the “Type of service” of the network connection from “Public” to “Private”. Once you have made this change, select “OK” to save the settings.

Finally, you can go back to the Network and Sharing Center and select “Change advanced sharing settings”. Under this window, you will see the “Network discovery” setting. Make sure this setting is set to “On”.

These simple steps should allow you to force Windows 10 to see a network as private. Once these steps are complete, your network connection will be visible and accessible on the local network.

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