How to make your Windows 10 PC discoverable on the network

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November 5, 2017 For Management

In this article, I will tell you how to change the location of your network from public to private and make it visible on the network. Normally, when you first connect to the Wifi network or the Ethernet connection on your PC, you are asked to choose between the two options, namely Public and Private. But, once he remembers the network, he never asks you again.

Public network means that network discovery and sharing is disabled, while in private network mode, PC network discovery and sharing to other devices on the same network are enabled. The names are a bit confusing, as here Public Network means No Discovery and Private means Discoverable on the same network.



How to make your Windows 10 PC discoverable on the network

1 - Open settings by clicking the Windows icon on the taskbar and then the gear icon.

2 - Now, click on Network and internet

3 - Now click on Wi-Fi from the left menu.


4 - Finally click on the name of your WiFi network to which you are connected.

Note: - If it is an Ethernet connection, click the Ethernet icon.


5 - Now choose Private Comets network profile.

That's all. This will make your content recognizable over the network on your Windows PC.

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