Setting network type using Windows Registry

If you are an advanced user and are comfortable with editing Windows Registry, this method will be easier for you to change the network type especially when you want it to be done on multiple PCs using just a single registry file.

  1. Go to Run –> regedit
  2. Go to the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE –> SOFTWARE –> Microsoft –> Windows NT –> CurrentVersion –> NetworkList –> Profiles
  3. Under the Profiles key, you will find some sub-keys with different GUIDs. This corresponds to the no. of network cards you’re using with your computer.
  4. Select each sub-key of the Profiles and look for the ProfileName key in the right hand pane. This will give you the name of the network so that you can easily recognize which network you want to change.
  5. After identifying the right sub-key, you can change the Category DWORD value in the right hand pane to change the network type of that particular network.
    Value data can be 0 for Public network, 1 for Private network and 2 for Domain network.
    Registry key to change network type