How to Enable or Disable Network Discovery in Windows 11?

On Windows 11, many features include as compared to other windows. Windows 11 allows computers to find and discover other computers and devices on a network. For Private networks, this feature is enabled by default. For Public networks, this feature is disabled by default.

Suppose you want to turn on or turn off this feature in private and public networks. This article will guide you on enabling or Disable Network Discovery in Windows 11.

How to Enable Network Discovery on Windows 11?

If your Windows 11 device is not discoverable by other devices on your private network, it may be you or third-party software that has disabled the Network Discovery on your PC. To turn on or enable the network discovery in your Windows 11 computer, do the following steps:-

Step 1Open the Settings app.

For that, press Windows + I keys on the keyboard.

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

Step 3. On the right side of “Network & Internet,” click Wi-Fi or Ethernet that you want to make discoverable on the private network. You want to allow Network Discovery if your  PC is connected with Wi-Fi.

Step 4. After that, select the Wi-Fi properties tile on the Wi-Fi settings page.

Step 5. Next, select the Private network option.

How to Disable Network Discovery on Windows 11?

If you want to make your Windows 11 PC undiscoverable in a network, you’ll need to disable network discovery. For that, do the following steps:-

Step 1Open the Settings app.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select Network & internet in the left sidebar.

Step 3. On the right side of “Network & Internet,” click Wi-Fi or Ethernet that you want to make undiscoverable on the public network. For instance, If your PC is connected with Wi-Fi, you want to disallow Network Discovery.

Step 4. After that, select the Wi-Fi properties tile on the Wi-Fi settings page.

Step 5. Finally, select the Public network option.

That’s it.

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