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Windows 7: Should two Home Networks cause me any problems

09 Sep 2016   #1
gilloz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 
Should two Home Networks cause me any problems

When I first installed a TP-Link Dual Band PCI Wireless adapter in my desktop, my Network & Sharing Center displayed my Home(name) network showing both my DSL wired and wireless connections under the one Home network name. After a bad experience with upgrading to Windows 10, I decided to do a clean re-install of my Windows 7. Not too long after the re-install of Windows 7, I've had problems with re-configuring my Home Network like I had before. Right now I have two Home Networks shown in the Network Center. My original name network and my wireless Network labeled "Public Network". Just the title of that second network makes me nervous. Is it OK or normal to show two Home Networks as I indicate above, or should I only have one Home Network? My question is, how do I get both wired and wireless under one network to appear in the Network Center? Should the name "Public Network" give me something to be concerned about or is it just nothing but a title?


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09 Sep 2016   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

It should work as it is without any worries, The current standard is to default to showing all networks separately. However it should be possible to set it up as it was previously. You need to set the network types to the same - both either Home or Public. If you connect to any other devices on your network for sharing and such you should choose Home to switch on File sharing. If it's a single system then you could choose Public which is designed to be used when in internet café's Etc and is therefore actually more secure that a Home network, (I know that that is counter intuitive )

Don't have a running copy of Win 7 at the moments but there should be a click-able Change option under the entry you wish to change the type of

Our Tutorial is here ... Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network
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09 Sep 2016   #3
gilloz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit/Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks Barman58 for your response and information. I didn't realize how simple that turned out to be. I made the changes per the Tutorial and now it is what I was expecting and even better than the first time. Again, thank you.
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