How to Change Network Profile on Windows 11 or 10?

On Windows 11/10, you can set different network profiles to help you share files or improve security. There are three types of networks profiles;

  1. Private network profile;- The Private profile should be used for a home or other trusted private network. A personal profile makes your computer visible to other computers and thus able to share files and printers.
  2. Public network profile:- A public profile makes your computer hidden and not accessible from other computers. In a Public profile, your computer will not be able to share files or printers with other computers on the public network.
  3. Domain network Profile:-The domain network profile is used when the computer is connected to the network that hosts the domain; it is a member of.

This article will guide you on changing the network profile on windows 10/11.

How to Change Network Profile to Public or Private on Windows 11?

On a Windows 11 PC, you can change the network profile type, but the instructions may slightly differ depending on whether you are using an Ethernet or Wi-Fi network adapter.

Step 1. Firstly, Open the Setting App.

Step 2. Then, select Network & internet in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Next, select Wi-Fi or Ethernet tile on the right side that you want to configure.

Step 4. After that, click the Manage known networks setting.

Step 5. Select the active wireless connection.

Step 6. Under the “Network profile type” section, you can select a Public network or Private network.

It is important to note that the settings only apply to the active connection. Iff you connect another network to your PC, you’ll need to repeat the above steps.

How to Change the Windows 10 Network Connection to Private or Public?

To change the Windows 10 Network connection to Private or Public, do the following:-

Step 1. Open the Setting App

Step 2. Click on Network & Internet.

Step 3. Then, select Status in the left side pane.

Step 4. On the right side, click on the Properties button of the active connection.

Step 5. Finally, select the Public or Private option under the “Network Profile” section.

That’s it.

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