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Network is set to public when two Vista machines are connected together directly with a network cable

Network is set to public when two Vista machines are connected together directly with a network cable

I have two PCs both running Vista Home Premium (64-bit). They are each connected to the internet wirelessly. However in order to make file transfers between them go quicker they are also directly connected with a gigabit network cable. They are both assigned static IPs for the wired connection - 10.0.0.1 and 10.0.0.2. The IPs for the wireless connection are in the 192.168.. range.

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Guest [Entry]

"Try this:

Open the Local Security Policy Editor (Start->Run ""secpol.msc"" ).

Under Security Settings, select ""Network List Manager Policies"" and then select
the wired network name from the displayed network names.
Right-click and select Properties and set the ""Location type"" to Private. Then reboot.

If it doesn't work for the wired network, try it also for ""Unidentified Networks""."