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Windows 7: Internet Sharing and my Network Location

27 Aug 2015   #1

Windows 7 32bit
Internet Sharing and my Network Location


So my laptop connects to the internet through my landlords wireless network.
I then share this internet connection out through my ethernet connection to my home network.

I can choose my network location on the wifi network like this:
Choosing a network location - Windows Help
but I cannot do this for the ethernet network. The option is not selectable.

What I would like to do is set the Wifi as a PUBLIC network and the ethernet as a HOME network so I can share files and remote desktop and all those groovy things.

Is this possible?

Any help would be appreciated!!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2015   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I believe there should be an option to change location when you enter HomeGroup setup in Network and Sharing Center.

Also see Network Location - Enable or Disable Change and Unidentified Networks - Set as Private or Public

Another one How to change "Network Location" for a LAN connection when the - Microsoft Community
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