Network / Sharing :: 8.1 Upgrade - Change Network Form Private To Public?
Oct 18, 2013
When I upgraded from 8 to 8.1 my 8 network got change from public to private under 8.1. I need it to be public and I can find no way to do that. Is it possible?
I tried setting up another network via Network and Sharing Center but after choosing Set up a New Network the window does nothing. It said it might take 90 seconds to for the new devices to appear. Well it has been closer to 90 minutes and still nothing.
Since I've got windows 8 nobody was able to connect to me via hamachi, though it works when two others who have windows 8 connect to each other, so i was looking for what was different, and apparently it doesnt let through any data when it's set to "public network".
The problem here is that usually you change it by clicking on the network symbol, right-clicking your network and turn sharing on or off, but hamachi makes up another network which isn't listed in the primary interface. I've tried many things already and I'm kind of looking for a direct cmd-Command which allows me to change it quickly.
So, basically, I try to change a network-setting from public to private without using the "normal way to do it".
I am trying to change my wireless network profile from public to private, but cannot for the life of me figure out how...
Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8
^^ Those instructions no longer work on 8.1, and when I go into PC Settings > Network > Tap my network I see no options to enable sharing. I don't have Pro on this particular tablet so I have no access to gpedit.msc nor secpol.msc. What the hell do I have to do to change it? Other than this one ridiculous fault, I think 8.1 is far better than 8 (so far anyway.)
How do I change an internet connection to be private instead of public as my computer blocks all connections to other computers on a public network and i am using multiple laptops so i would like to be able to use homegroup properly.
I went back through the last few pages but didn't see something similar. Using 8.1.
Just had to setup a new network. Switched it to private and wanting to require password requirements for log on. However, when I turned on my IPod to test it out, my IPod connected without me getting a password prompt.
I'm know I'm missing something, just not where. Checked both the PC settings screen, as well as the Network Screen under the Control Panel.
I can't join my homegroup, it randomly stopped working a week ago (ish) when i try to reconnect to the homgroup now it says "A homegroup can only be created on a private network...change settings blah bah..." Although I have everything setup correctly and i'm trying to join a homegroup not make one. I read,
Homegroup - Create in Windows 8 and Homegroup - Join in Windows 8 did everything still nothing :I the 2 other computers connected to the main homegroup computer is working fine. Now i can't think of anything.
So i downloaded LogMeIn Hamachi and accidentally put it onto private network, so now everytime the program is working i cannot connect to the internet outside of the hamachi connections. Now i can switch my Wi-fi connection to to public/private by clicking networks, right clicing the one i want to change and clicking turn sharing on/off. But hamachi is not in this list, it is in the network and sharing network centre, were i cannot find how to switch it to public.
I am trying to share a folder over a local network so I can access it from my Android device. I am using ES filebrowser to access the computer. I have included my user creds when connecting but the only share available is the Public folder on C:, while I have other shares on a different (external USB HDD) drive that give me errors.
The error I get from ES is (Login fails) This may be caused by: WLAN is off; SMB is out of network scope; IP is invalid; Blocked by firewall; SMB service is off.
I have tried connecting from another windows pc using the same credentials and am able to view all the shares.
After creating new shares on local drives it seems the only shares that are unavailable are ones created on the external drive.
Also, trying to connect to this drive on Ubuntu gives: Unable to access location - Failed to mount Windows share: Invalid argument.
I'm trying to connect to a public open hotspot on my desktop that requires authentication by a web browser. I'm currently getting limited connectivity and I am not prompted that extra information is required (Like I am on this windows 7 laptop)
The windows8 drivers on my usb wireless adapter are all up to date. Troubleshooting says that I have a DNS problem, that the address doesn't exist. I've it with automatic and manual 1st 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 I've also tried disabling ipv6. It's so easy to connect on any other device, first issues I've had with this wi-fi, so It's safe to say it's a issue my end.
I recently bought a new laptop (Lenovo T440s, Win 8.1 Pro w/ update 1, Intel 7260AC). I've tried connecting via wireless in multiple locations, and haven't had any problems except in one location, which is at my office's public access WiFi. I can get onto the network and get internet access on my win7 laptop, and on my Surface 2. With the new Lenovo it appears that I've connected to the wireless network, but have no internet connection. When I initially select the network I get connected, and can open a web page. But then it switches to a "limited" connection and I no longer have access.
Windows defender/firewall is on. No other security things that I know of (I deleted the Norton trial that came with it).
There is a screen that comes up when I log on with any device that asks you to accept that you will not download porn, steal the firstborn child, etc. I've bookmarked the page and been able to push the button to agree, but I still lose the connection shortly after that.
I don't have the internet connection anywhere on the computer (this isn't just a browser issue).
I've tried reinstalling the wireless driver. No luck. I have the most recent version (17), and I've also tried installing the Intel PROset/wireless software as noted in this thread (BT Public Wifi works on Windows 7 but not Windows
8.). But quite honestly I'm not totally sure what to try doing after that is installed. I ran the diagnosis tool, and got a failure on the ping test (No Response: default gateway, DHCP server).
I purchased a new ASUS laptop a couple of days ago and have been trying to use the hotel wifi where I am staying to do the various updates and installs that new computers require. Unfortunately, while I can connect to my tethered cell phone, I cannot connect to the hotel.
I have another computer on hand that has no difficulties connecting to the hotel wifi, so I know the problem is in the new computer somewhere.
Network adapter is a Broadcom 802.11ac
Actions so far:
-Updated Windows 8.1 to current -Attempted to reinstall drivers (uninstalling first) - Drivers are up to date and identical to the ones on manufacturer's site.
some public wi-fi services require a sign on (even if free) -- for example in the UK in most Weatherspoon's pubs there is a free wi-fi service -- _the cloud_ I think it's called (the underscores are part of the name). You register once and then it works in almost every Weatherspoon's pub I've ever been in - if you can log on.
(Weatherspoon's pubs while not the best do have on the whole the CHEAPEST beer in the UK and some actually have some good Guest Ales --rare for a Corporate type of chain whatever people think about that particular organisation -- probably learned more POLISH in one of those places than even on a trip to Poland !!!).
Now - especially on phones sometimes the logon message disappears quickly so you can't get connected to the wi-fi even though the phone says "Connected". -- The same happens on a laptop.
Is there anyway to get the logon screen back again without re-booting or disconnecting from that wi-fi service or re-booting a phone.This only seems to happen on PC's with IE10 and above. (Happens on W7 and Windows 8 laptops) and phones where the logon notification can disappear so fast you miss it.
Something about 8 is diff than 7 with regard to setting up Network, and Type of network. This seems to default any new network connection to "Private", whatever that means. In order to share in a Homegroup I need the network type to be "Home".
I installed hamachi to create a VPN between desktop home and laptop, but I accidentally set the Hamachi Network to Public, so I cannot access from the other device, I have read that I need to enable the option to change the network type.
I have already tried by right-clicking network, but HAMACHI network doesnt appear in the list as it is a virtual device.
My internet provider is BT and they have a couple of public wifi signals that I use when I can't get onto my Home Router, I can use their public wifi on my old Acer windows 7 laptop but I'm having a lot of problems with using it on my new Windows 8.1 Dell Laptop, I can connect to their public wifi and it loads the login page fast but then I can't load any other page. Sometimes it works for a bit but then stops out of nowhere or it will only load some of the page and then just stops loading it. Sometimes it disconnects me and other times it won't let me connect to the network at all. I can use it on my little sister's laptop which runs windows 7 and it's a lot faster than on my new laptop and I never had these problems on my old laptop.
I have a Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop which has an Intel Dual Band Wireless-N 7260 adapter built in but I can't use their public Wifi with it so I use an external wireless adapter dongle since I can get faster speeds when connected to my Home Router and it picks three different BT wifi signals but I'm having this issue with all three of them.
Lately, my metro apps (except Store) have not been able to connect to the internet. However, today I discovered that when I connect to a VPN or set my network to public, I can freely use Netflix or whichever network-dependent app I want. Why this happens? Also, what do I lose when my network is set to public?
I have an ASUS K35TK, it's about a year old, and was running windows 7, until I upgraded to 8.1 about 5 days ago. Since upgrade I frequently get limited access. I've never had this problem before upgrading. While it's limited on my asus, my parents laptops still work, my iPod, tablet and other devices. The network checks fine. The only thing different is my OS. I've tried disabling IPV6, as suggested for this problem, I got nothing. I've deleted my profile and reconnected, I've done some stuff with netsh commands on CMD, and nothing changes. Connecting through Ethernet is fine, just the wireless is messed up. I downloaded all the proper drivers for windows 8 from the asus website before upgrading. Everything installed fine and I'm not having any driver issues. This is an error specifically with windows 8.1. My brother had run 8 for a we months with everything fine, he upgraded to 8.1 and has the same problem. He has a Lenova with completely different specs.
I have recently up-graded my laptop from 8 to 8.1. Since that time, the laptop will not automatically connect to my home wifi. If I try to connect manually, it will say "unable to connect to network" and that's it, no more clues! The only way I can connect is by selecting 'restart' and then it will re-boot and connect automatically. If I 'shut-down' after use (or hibernate) it will not re-connect until I have selected 're-start' which is time consuming and annoying!
I upgraded my Acer Aspire One netbook from Win 8 Pro to Win 8.1 via the Store. The upgrade went smoothly and it appears that my files and installed apps are all intact. However, IE 11 can't access the internet, can't display any web page. FireFox and Chrome work fine. Metro apps (including the Store) report that they can't find a connection to the internet and tell me to make sure my computer is connected.
I can access shares on my network although Windows Explorer reports that I am not connected to a network.
I've tried wired as well as wireless connection to my router with no difference. I tried turning off/on the Firewall.
I tried running netsh winsock reset from a command prompt and restarting which had no effect.
So after I upgraded to 8.1 I have been having internet connectivity issues, it says Im conected fine but cant load any web pages. So I ran trouble shoot and this is is what I got back. (See below). Sometimes troubleshoot will fix it other times not, this time it did.
Issues found :
The default gateway is not available The default gateway is not available The default gateway is a device that connects a local network or computer to the Internet. A broadband modem or router is usually the default gateway.
I recently upgraded to Windows 8, but since my download speeds have been very low. I pay for 2mb, but I'm getting about 100-500 kb/s when I download things on, say, Steam. I've done speed tsts from speedtest.net and it says I'm getting over 2mb/s download speeds, but I'm not seeing this in my actual downloads.
I use a small usb modem for my internet access and using a usb wifi adaptor and a virtual wifi router I was able to share my internet around home quite affordably.
Every now and again the software 'virtualrouter' would cause a crash. Maybe once every 3 months.
When I updated to 8.1 the software no longer worked, nor did any other. What's more it cause a DPC-Watchdog violation within a few minutes.
When I say the software doesn't run, one of two things happen. My old program 'virtualrouter' runs as normal, but none of my devices can connect. The network is available, but connection is impossible.
With other programs I get told that the wifi adaptor is not enabled. Which it is.
Something has changed in the upgrade and I don't know what. Every option and test I've run and enabling of virtualisation says that it should work. But then the BSOD arrives.
Wireless adapter tripping out after upgrading Win 8 to windows 8.1? Computer used to work fine on Win 8. Now I cant download large files or watch TV or you Tube or live Football 30 feet away from the Router. Yet it worked good on Windows 8. Is it possible to return to Windows 8? I did not make a Restore USB at Windows 8 but did a Restore USB for Win 8.1.
I am trying to change the ip address manually. to unbrick my router. so I go to my network and click properties to change the tcp ect. and the famous Unexpected error accured pops up. I try all the regsvr32 ect. stuff and nothing works. I have windows 8 pro.
Is there a way to setup network profiles or something so that when I bring my Surface Pro to work and connect to the wireless network there it will use the static ip address I have but when I disconnect and then connect to my home wifi it will go back to DHCP? On my MacBook Pro I can go into the network settings and change the location profile I have setup for networks but I don't see anything like this for Windows 8.