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Windows 7: Can't get Public Network to change to Home Network!

01 Aug 2015   #1
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 
Can't get Public Network to change to Home Network!

Can't get Public Network to change to Home Network! This is with my ethernet cable. Also does not connect to the Internet. I have Googled but the way it shows how to do it is not available to me! Oh I am using Windows 7 professional. [IMG][/IMG]

Thank you in advance


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01 Aug 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

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01 Aug 2015   #3
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

It is the same if you turn off the wifi, also can you fill out your system specs as per the guide in my signature. Then please post a pic of the adapters and your details for your lan one like below. EDIT: try Gokay's method first, I thought that your issue may be something else though.


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01 Aug 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Why hide the local IP/MAC addresses? They mean nothing for anyone and not disclosing any vital info.

This bit is not same as disabling wireless:

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  1. In the lower left side of the dialog box, click Choose homegroup and sharing options.
  2. Click What is a network location?, and select your network location.

    Note If you want to continue setting up a homegroup, follow the remaining prompts. But a homegroup isn’t required, so you also can simply exit the homegroup setup after you select the correct network location.
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01 Aug 2015   #5
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Why hide the local IP/MAC addresses? They mean nothing for anyone and not disclosing any vital info.

This bit is not same as disabling wireless:

Quote:
  1. In the lower left side of the dialog box, click Choose homegroup and sharing options.
  2. Click What is a network location?, and select your network location.

    Note If you want to continue setting up a homegroup, follow the remaining prompts. But a homegroup isn’t required, so you also can simply exit the homegroup setup after you select the correct network location.
I'v had people piggyback our net so its filtered, but can't be to careful. Otherwise I would agree with you.
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01 Aug 2015   #6
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Thank you very much Fix It tool did not work. So I had to fix it myself. By disabling network devices and enable the one that was causing the problem. Then enabling the wireless connection. Thank you so much.
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01 Aug 2015   #7
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 

Thank you everyone problem solved.
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01 Aug 2015   #8
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Glad it got fixed.
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01 Aug 2015   #9
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 



Ok, since not very obvious from your post could you change to Home network and did it also fix no connection
issue?


I see your last post now, I was typing as you posted.

Glad it worked!
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01 Aug 2015   #10
hollyoaks777

windows 7
 
 
Restarted computer and I am back to Public network. arrrrrgh

Well I restarted the laptop and now I am back to where I started. I haven't got a clue why it's doing this. This time I fixed it the same way as last time, but ran the fix it tool. I don't know if it just said it has been changed to Home Network, because I had it fixed to home network. So after the fix it tool. I restarted the computer and it's back to Public network with no internet! I don't Know how to get all the specs you are talking about it's a Dell 1545 Inspiron running windows 7 professional.
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