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    Windows 8

    Activate Change Network Type


    I'm new at the forum and I have a problem:

    I installed hamachi to create a VPN between desktop home and laptop, but I accidentally set the Hamachi Network to Public, so I cannot access from the other device, I have read that I need to enable the option to change the network type.

    I have already tried by right-clicking network, but HAMACHI network doesnt appear in the list as it is a virtual device.

    I hope you can help me to solve this.

    Thanks
    Last edited by Brink; 04 Apr 2013 at 19:29. Reason: moved to own new thread

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    To change the network type please do the following:


    Hit Winkey + R to open Run prompt and type gpedit.msc

    Navigate to: Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Setting | Network List Manager Policies

    Choose your Network name from the right pane.

    Go to Network Location tab and change the Location type from Public to Private.

    I hope it helps !

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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by vrosa View Post
    To change the network type please do the following:


    Hit Winkey + R to open Run prompt and type gpedit.msc

    Navigate to: Computer Configuration | Windows Settings | Security Setting | Network List Manager Policies

    Choose your Network name from the right pane.

    Go to Network Location tab and change the Location type from Public to Private.

    I hope it helps !


    Thank you very much, I did exactly your steps and it worked!

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