In Windows 7, the Home (Private), Work, or Public network has a clickable link that will let you change it (click that link to see a picture) - but in Windows 10, that blue link is not there anymore.
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E: don't use Windows XP or Vista), use a firewall and configure the firewall appropriately, download and install updates for your operating system regularly, use antivirus with real time protection, keep that antivirus up to date, and scan for malware using a third party program once a month. 1) Laptop PC's in out work have recently started registering itself as Private or Public network.
Also, don't download email attachments and/or click on links to install programs with little or no reputation. Initialy i was clueless even to solve this issue, But then i found a work around and started deleting network profile from Registry(Which is a temporary solution).
Long story short, I believe I have selected 'public' network when I should have chosen 'private' network as my default.
The problem is that I cannot figure out how to change back from public to private network in Windows 10. " My response: I've had this exact same problem on multiple Windows 10 PCs and laptops in my home.
That said, I have found an easier way to do it using somewhat of a "trick" - and it works for both wired or wireless networks. I can't promise I'll respond to all the messages I receive (depending on the volume), but I'll do my best.
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I clicked the public network button, not thinking much of it - however, ever since then I cannot connect to my laptop using Remote Desktop (from the PC), nor can I use Tight VNC, which is an alternative to Remote Desktop.
Also, when I launch some programs (for example, Kodi to play movies), the Windows firewall tells me that the program I just launched is trying to access my network and it asks me if I should allow the connection.
For some reason, my network location settings changed without asking me - even on my desktop PCs.
After that happened, I had the exact same problems as you described.
WEP is an old IEEE 802.11 standard from 1999, which was outdated in 2003 by WPA, or Wi-Fi Protected Access.