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Windows 7: Two separate questions - NetBIOS and Home/public

17 Jun 2009   #1

Clients: XP/Win7/ubuntu
Two separate questions - NetBIOS and Home/public

Hi, two completely separate questions have me puzzled.

First. How to disable NetBIOS over TCP/IP?

Second. How to change a 'Home' network to a 'Public' network.


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17 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Build 7600)

I think it is disabled by default?
To enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP:
    1. Click Start, and then click Network. (Or you can click Start, type ncpa.cpl into the search box, and press ENTER).
    2. Click on the Network and Sharing Center, and then click Manage Network Connections.
    3. Right click on the Local Area Connection or the connection you are using.
    4. Select the Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
    5. Click the Advanced button under the General tab.
    6. Click the WINS tab.
  1. Click the Enable NetBIOS Over TCP/IP button.
  2. Click Ok.
You could also try to stop the Service!

2. Just go to Network and Sharing Center and change it
1. Click on your current network there and select a new one
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17 Jun 2009   #3

Clients: XP/Win7/ubuntu

Thank you I think I must be regressing, I'd forgotten about the advanced tab...

The reason I couldn't change home/public before is simply because I was disconnected... duh!
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17 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 (Build 7600)

Ah OK!

So everything is ok for you know?
Hope I could help
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