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How to choose or change the Network Type in Windows 8

Description: This article will show you how to change the classification and type of network you are connected to. In previous versions of Windows this was called Home, Work or Public.

  1. Double click on the network icon in the taskbar in the lower right hand corner.
    Windows 8 System Tray, Network Icon
  2. When the Networks sidebar comes up, right-click on the network.
    Windows 8 Network Sidebar
  3. A window will prompt you to Turn sharing on or off.
    Windows 8 Network Sharing Setting Toggle
  4. Click on Turn Sharing On or Off .
    Windows 8 Network Sharing Setting Choice
  5. Here you can select your sharing options and network type.