I need to eliminate some clutter and room, so I would like to enable the Comcast gateway to be the router. It does have the option, but I not sure how to go about setting it so that it will be the WI-FI broadcaster. Can anyone show me how to do it? Never mind! I figured it out already!
Best Answer sc302 , 12 February 2014 - 16:48
Click the unidentified network/public network icon and change it to what you want.
How to change your network location from public to home
Log onto the network you wish to change the settings for.
Open the Control Panel from the start menu.
Open the Network and Sharing Center. This can also be access by right clicking on your Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection status icon in the bottom right-hand corner of Windows.
Under the active networks list, you'll see the network your connected to and its location setting; either work, home, or public. Click on this if you wish to change it.
In the new window, select which type of network location you wish to use.
Note: If you are connected to a domain network, you cannot change the location settings.Which network location do I choose?
If you're not sure which network location you should use, then check out the following descriptions for each type.
Home network: For home networks or when you know and trust the people and devices on the network. Network discovery is turned on and computers on a home network can belong to a homegroup.
Work network: For small office or other workplace networks. Network discovery is on by default allowing you to see other computers and devices on the network and allows other users to see your computer. However, you can't create or join a homegroup.
Public network: For networks in public places like as coffee shops or airports. This setting keeps your computer from being visible to other computers around you and to help protect your computer from any malicious software.
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