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1 15th October 00:46
ron greeves
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Default How to Change Wireless Connection from 'Private' to 'Public'


When setting up my home wireless connection from Vista B2, I made the mistake
of choosing 'Private' (local) rather than Public and, consequently, I cannot
get out to the net via that connection. Now matter what I try (changing the
setting via the Network Center, removing/re-adding the connection, etc.) I
cannot change the connection back to public.

Any ideas out there?
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2 15th October 00:46
zack whittaker
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Course ) Nip into your Network Center from the Control Panel - near your
wireless network setting will be a "Personalise" link - click that and then
select "Change Category". UAC might kick in then, but then you should be
able to change from Private to Public.

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3 15th October 00:46
ron greeves
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Thanks Zack, but I've tried that (many times :-( ) and Network Center,
indeed, shows the Connection as Public when I make the change. Nonetheless
Vista continues to think my household wireless should be local and refuses to
let me out to the net. I've tried removing or renaming all my connections but
as soon as I try to make a new Connection to my wireless it immediately
defaults to local and stubbornly stays there.

Ron
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4 15th October 00:46
zack whittaker
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Hmm... this could well be a bug then )

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5 15th October 00:46
zack whittaker
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Actually have you tried doing this logged on as another user? Try doing it
in Safe Mode with Networking, logging on as the administrator (password is
blank by default) then change the settings globally.

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