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partrickkmn
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Ethernet Network profile

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notebook 15r-132wm
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

When I go to Setting>Network & Internet>Ethernet>Network>Network Profile that was previously set to "Public" it has somehow always changed to "Private". How do I keep it on "Public"?

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praveenbv
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Hi@partrickkmn,

 

Welcome to the HP Support Community!

 

You can use PowerShell command to change network settings from public to private: Run PS as administrator

  1. Get-NetConnectionProfile and press Enter. Information is then shown about the active network connection.

  2. Set-NetConnectionProfile -Name "NetworkName" -NetworkCategory Private. Replace NetworkName with the value of the Name field shared by the previous command.
    To double-check that the network location was changed, run the Get-NetConnectionProfile again and see the results. The NetworkCategory field should have a different value.

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  1. You can open sharing options for different network profiles in Control Panel> Network and sharing center> Advanced sharing settings

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Hope this helps! Keep me posted.

 

Please click “Accept as Solution” if you feel my post solved your issue, it will help others find the solution.

Have a great day! 

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partrickkmn
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It seems you have misunderstood my question. My laptop changes itself to "private" after I set it to "public". What I want to know is, why does it change to "private" and how can I stop it from doing so and keep it "public"? It is my home laptop connected to the internet via an ethernet cable and I don't want to share any files or anything nor be visible to other computers. 

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praveenbv
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Hi@partrickkmn,

 

`We have done the basic troubleshooting as per the document and the notebook needs to be checked taking remote access so that get to know it's a hardware or software issue.

 

I'd suggest you contact HP in your region regarding the service options for your computer or HP Chat Support Team.

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