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Windows 7: How do you reset a network TYPE?

02 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit as VM
How do you reset a network TYPE?

I have an Ethernet cable that I plugged into my laptop, a dialogue box came up asking "what is your network type?" having never seen this in XP, I had no clue what this was and clicked public. 7 now doesn't want to connect to the internet over the network.

bottom line: how do I change a public network from public to work?

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02 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

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 How do you reset a network TYPE?

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