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How to turn on Network Discovery on Windows 10?

Local networks can be extremely helpful for teams that work under the same roof. They can help facilitate communications between computers that can make things like file transfers extremely easy and quick.

However, it does take a little bit of networking knowhow to set up and get it up and running. An important part of the setup process is enabling network discovery on Windows.

Windows automatically allows network discovery on private networks such as the ones at your home or your workplace. However, it disables this feature on public networks like cafes or airports to keep any possible intruders at bay and keep you protected.

When you connect to a new network, Windows asks you if you’re connecting to a private or a public network. If you choose the latter, network discovery will be turned off for you by default.

In this article, we’re going to talk about how you can enable network discovery in Windows 10.

Do keep in mind though that you will have to do this individually for each network where you want to enable network discovery.

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Enabling Network Discovery in Windows 10

Step 1: Press Windows Key + I to open up Windows Settings.

How to turn on Network Discovery on Windows 10?

Step 2: Go to Network and Internet.

How to turn on Network Discovery on Windows 10?

Step 3: On the panel to the left, click on either WiFi or Ethernet depending upon what type of network you’re connected to. Since we’re connected to a wired ethernet network, we’re going to choose Ethernet.

How to turn on Network Discovery on Windows 10?

Step 4: Under the Related Settings section on the right, click on Change advanced sharing options.

How to turn on Network Discovery on Windows 10?

Step 5: A new window will open. Under Network Discovery; click on Turn on network discovery. Then click on Save Changes.

How to turn on Network Discovery on Windows 10?

You can also turn File and Printer sharing on or off depending on your needs.

How to turn on Network Discovery on Windows 10?

And that’s how you can enable or disable network discovery on your Windows 10 machine.

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