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Windows 7: Force windows to only use Home Network?

16 Dec 2016   #11
xsile

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chitownbob View Post
The odd thing is that it only ever picks up my network/router. Yet when it does it defaults to public. My router is a mofi router and i have fire2wire as isp. I have never connected to any other network other then my own.

So are you saying that it recognizes your own router as public? If so, go into network and sharing center. You will see your betwork and ut is listed as public in blue, which is actually a link. Click on this link. A window will ooen and cheng it to home (or to work), and click ok. Done.

This is what I have been doing. I keep changing it to home and it keeps changing back to public.


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16 Dec 2016   #12
xsile

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chitownbob View Post
Just poking around on my daughters laptop. Window 7 security updates. We have a router and access point with two separate names, but I can see neighbors routers, and a public router.
If you left click on public router, there is a checkbox "connect automatically". This should NOT be checked! Is it checked on your pc?
The nearest router in my neighborhood has a signal strength of only 30% on a good day. My signal strength to my router is 70 - 90% never below 70%. I always only connect to my router and no others. When i go to the "Manage Wireless networks" only my network is listed. Also for some reason when I view all the networks near me the check box is check that says "connect automatically" When I uncheck the box it rechecks itself.
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16 Dec 2016   #13
chitownbob

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Here is Microsoft response to another user, which should resolve your issue.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2578723

and another user who performed a regedit to resolve. interesting feedback from other users attached.

How do I change my network location from Public to Home in Win7? - Microsoft Community
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17 Dec 2016   #14
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

can you run ip config /all when the computer thinks it's on a public network, change to home/private and run the command again?
What might be interesting is the gatweway setting but please post with both results in full
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17 Dec 2016   #15
xsile

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chitownbob View Post
Here is Microsoft response to another user, which should resolve your issue.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2578723

and another user who performed a regedit to resolve. interesting feedback from other users attached.

How do I change my network location from Public to Home in Win7? - Microsoft Community
I actually tried this
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Signatures\Managed]
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Signatures\Unmanaged]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Signatures\Managed]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Signatures\Unmanaged]
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17 Dec 2016   #16
xsile

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyanna View Post
can you run ip config /all when the computer thinks it's on a public network, change to home/private and run the command again?
What might be interesting is the gatweway setting but please post with both results in full
This when windows shows public.
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Cpu-1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home.lan

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home.lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Cisco AM10
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 68-7F-74-72-A1-27
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ac32:9532:d904:2012%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.51(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:04:22 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:05:00 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 459833204
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-E1-4F-8A-00-1D-92-AF-CA-D4
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.home.lan:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home.lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 16:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

This is when I change it back to home.
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Cpu-1
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : home.lan

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home.lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Cisco AM10
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 68-7F-74-72-A1-27
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::ac32:9532:d904:2012%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.51(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, December 17, 2016 11:04:22 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, December 18, 2016 1:05:01 AM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 459833204
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-E1-4F-8A-00-1D-92-AF-CA-D4
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . : 192.168.10.1
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.home.lan:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : home.lan
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 16:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
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17 Dec 2016   #17
chitownbob

windows 7 64bit
 
 

And you rebooted? What comes up in ipconfig/all
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17 Dec 2016   #18
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

1. IPv6 is enabled on the router. disable that, especially since AFAIK your ISP does not offer any IPv6 adresses.
2. WINS is enabled
3. Change DNS to 208.67.222.222 and 208.67.220.220 (these are open DNS adresses)

Once you have disabled IPv6 go into device manager and uninstall the Microsoft ISATAP Adapter.
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17 Dec 2016   #19
chitownbob

windows 7 64bit
 
 

Sorry. Did not see ipconfig. Agree with cyanna. Mostly. At least i woyld disable wins and change dns server to 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4.4 (googles dns servers) on your router. Cyannas selection is fine. Ping them all and see which responds more quickly.
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17 Dec 2016   #20
cyanna

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Good idea on the ping.
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