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Set up of Internet Connection

Is it standard procedure for Windows to set you up as a Public Network when you setup your wireless connection. I have AT&T internet service. Does that make my connection Public?

It did it on both of my laptops.

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Clarification Request
can you explain more?

Is this the connection you created to your ISP, or do you mean using a microsoft account as user on the OS?

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Public Connection

I originally have a private wifi connection in Windows 8.1 then I upgraded to Windows 10 and now it says Wifi2, Public Connection. Eventhough I had denied remote access it was changed to allow it in services and in the firewall. It also allowed file and print sharing in both which I had denied in both.

Everytime Windows updates I am unable to do something or I lose the ability to us a usb device.

It is like everything I do is monitored.

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It's a new OS

weird things are happening. Maybe should roll back to what you had before for a while.

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You did not make this choice?

I remember in the upgrade, it ask what I want, I think there were home, network, and public. So public was picked for you.

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Answer
No

Public is like Barnes & Noble, Starbucks and Mc Donalds. But it you don't have a password it's public for other people (Neighbors, people driving by your house).

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