With Windows 10 version 1803, Microsoft has removed the ability to create a new HomeGroup. With the removal of the feature, Windows 10 has issues with showing certain computers over the Windows Network (SMB), leaving them invisible in the Network folder of File Explorer. Here is a quick fix you can apply.
In Windows 10, most of the network options were moved to Settings. The Setting app and the new Network flyout are completely different from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. The options have been moved around, so it takes longer to open the classic Network Connections folder when needed. To save your time, you can create a special shortcut to access it.
Once you have connected to any wireless network in Windows 10, the operating system will remember this network and will try to re-connect to it once it is in range. If you are not happy with this behavior, you can make Windows 10 stop automatically re-connecting to certain wireless networks. Here is how.
In Windows 10, there are a number of ways to set your IP address to a static value for network diagnostics or if you need to form a network with another device without a DHCP server, via an Ethernet crossover cable. Let's see how to set a static IP address on Windows 10. Let's see how to set a static IP address on Windows 10.
Windows 10 includes the built-in ability to generate a Wi-Fi history report. This report has interesting details about networks that your PC was connected to, along with session duration, the session's start and end, errors and so on. Let's see how to create this report.
Every Windows version comes with a special Hosts file which helps resolving DNS records. In addition to your network configuration, the file can be used to define a domain=IP address pairing which will have priority above the value provided by the DNS server. Here is how to edit this file in Windows 10.
Windows comes with a set of folders which are designed to share your documents with other users. Documents you put in these folders are accessible by other users of your PC, and by other computers on your network. Public folder sharing is a useful and easy-to-use way to share your files, but they are disabled by default. Here is how to enable it.
By default, password protected sharing is turned on in Windows 10. This means that only people who have a password-protected user account on their PC can access shared files, shared folders and shared printers attached to that PC. To give other people access, password protected sharing must be turned off. In this article, we will see how to make your shared resources available for users without an account on your PC by disabling the password-protected sharing feature.
A number of users complain regularly to us that their wireless connection keeps disconnecting after upgrading to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Here is a simple workaround you can try if you are affected by this issue.
How to View Network Data Usage in Windows 10
Windows 10 is able to collect and show the network data usage. The operating system can display the network data amount consumed by Windows, Windows Update, Store and other apps from the last 30 days. In this article, we'll see how to view this information per a network.