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Windows 7: How to change the network type?

17 Apr 2009   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to change the network type?

Connecting to my Access Point (WEP, Shared Key) works fine, but the network type becomes PUBLIC in the Network and Sharing Center and I cannot change it, it is read only there! My computer is not part of a domain but a member of a workgroup.

I need to change the network type for the above WiFi connection to WORK/HoME.

Please help. Thank you in advance.



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22 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Yea m having the same problem...
any help anyone!!!
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22 Apr 2010   #3
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Atishd and SKJoy,

This can help show you how to change the network type of a "Unidentified Network".

Unidentified Networks - Set as Private or Public

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Apr 2010   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SKJoy2001 View Post
Connecting to my Access Point (WEP, Shared Key) works fine, but the network type becomes PUBLIC in the Network and Sharing Center and I cannot change it, it is read only there! My computer is not part of a domain but a member of a workgroup.

I need to change the network type for the above WiFi connection to WORK/HoME.

Please help. Thank you in advance.
Try using WAP2-PSK (or Personal shared key) instead of WEP and see if Windows will allow for the less secure "Home Network" location?

Cheers!
Robert
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