How to Change Windows 8.1 Network from Public to Private

Came across this recently and found many different avenues for fixing this problem. ¬†Out of the one’s I found – the solution below¬†worked the best for me as I especially liked that it didn’t involve tweaking the registry:

Set-NetConnectionProfile -InterfaceAlias “Wi-Fi” -NetworkCategory Private

  • Before running make sure the PowerShell is run as an administrator
  • “Wi-Fi” will be your network adapter you are trying to access to change.

If you need to get your connection information (Yours will probably be called something other than “Wi-Fi”):

  • Start a PowerShell as an Administrator
  • Run: Get-NetConnectionProfile

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