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Windows 7: Network Location - Set as Home, Work, or Public Network

04 Aug 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.


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16 Dec 2013   #11
faomu

windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wert View Post
I had to register just to write this =) :
Actually there is a bug in windows 7 which prevent you from changing an "unidentified network" in some cases. I had this problem back in beta and RC and it's still there in the released version. Take a look here:
Windows 7 RC - I can't change my network from public to work
most helpful post IMO

Also, posting a screenshot since you didn't seem to believe us, Brink.

I was having problems with mine, as I used it to run internet connection sharing to my desktop temporarily, but a windows & avast update set me back yet again.

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16 Dec 2013   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by faomu View Post
Also, posting a screenshot since you didn't seem to believe us, Brink.
Where did you get that from??? I never said or implied that.
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06 Oct 2014   #13
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

so where do you recommend me setting it at on a college campus with more than 30,000 students and we all have our own username and passphrases to log on
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06 Oct 2014   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sean,

It would be best to check with your college IT department to see what they say to use with their network.
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28 Feb 2017   #15
JohnGray

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I know it's been a long time, but I have just come across this excellent topic!

I'm a bit puzzled in the Registry Change method by your table (Option Three, point 6):
Code:
Network     Data
Location    Value
--------    -----
Public      0
Home        1
Domain      2
What happened about 'Work'?
Inspecting my Windows 7 Pro machines which were all set to Work shows that the Category is set to 1.

Should 'Home' in your table be changed to 'Private - either Home or Work'?

Thanks!
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28 Feb 2017   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello John,

You're correct. "Private" would be a better description since "1" will change it to Home or Work based on your Private network.
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01 Mar 2017   #17
JohnGray

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, Shaun - I note that in some replies on 'other' forums the value 2 is assigned (erroneously) to Work, not Domain.

Can you say what is the meaning of the value "CategoryType", which appears in some profiles, please?
I thought this might distinguish between 'Home' and 'Work' networks, but it seems not.
How can these be distinguished (in the registry)?
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01 Mar 2017   #18
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, "CategoryType" doesn't get changed when switching network locations.

I haven't found anything else to distinguish between Home and Work either for the registry, and why Option 1 is the preferred method to use.
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01 Mar 2017   #19
JohnGray

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, Shaun - I was hoping to add something to assign network location to the end of a BATch file (which interchanges static IP addressing with DHCP, or vice versa), but it already looked a bit difficult. If you say it's impossible to distinguish Work network and Home network in the registry then I can stop right now!
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