The configuration that Windows server has was causing problems, because sometimes that configuration programmed by the user changed suddenly, just turning off and on the computer passed this. Now, to correct this, Microsoft has released a version of Windows Server 2022, in this one it offers new characteristics, like the detection of other equipment and also the access to them; all reciprocally.
This comes by default disabled for security reasons and allows us to access three options, the first being the On allows you to view the server and other devices. The Off option is the one that comes by default, and hides the server and the Custom which has the particularity of being able to limit the view of some of them. In this article we will show you how to solve this problem but you need to be aware of the CMD commands for networks and be able to apply the process.
Why can’t I turn on network detection in Windows?
When we are working with Microsoft Windows and we need to share information with other computers, we may get the error that the network detection is off or not. This may be due to some factors; like that some services are not activated or available, that we are not in the same network type with the computer we want to share or that there is simply no connection.
This problem can also be caused by the fact that network detection and sharing is not enabled automatically, and must be done manually. In any case, we must make sure that the Windows Firewall is configured correctly, this can also be the reason why a connection cannot be made. When all possible causes are investigated we can come to the solution, that’s why activating the Troubleshooter can help us to rule out possible inconveniences.
Where are connection networks enabled on a Windows computer?
To activate the networks, we must go to Start, from there we look for Configuration, then in the window appears one category called “Network and Internet”, click on this section. From there look for the Ethernet option, where a warning will appear telling you whether or not you are connected to the internet and an option called Change Network Settings.
In the three options that appear, you must enter the one called Sharing Options, then a pop-up window will be displayed. There you get the site where the networks are activated, let’s go to the box “Enable Network Detection” and mark it, then for this to take effect click “save Changes”. This will enable Windows network detection
How do I change the type of network that Windows connects to?
Now what we need to know in detail is what type of network we are going to use for our computer, and in case we need to change it we can do it. So that it is then possible to synchronize and make it appear on the network, and have access to other equipment They are there and also be visible. This is important because from here it is where the connection is made, suppose your computer is not on the same network as the others, this makes it impossible to share anything because they are obviously different.
In this case there are two types of networks, although there are more than two, these are the recommended and most used: The public network, with which you have to be careful, because you do not control the network, ie the linked devices; also, it is the Private network which is more recommendable for security reasons. We can also give Priority to connecting a network automatically so that there is no need to do it later manually.
We go to Start on the computer and from here to Settings; then we enter the section called “Network and Internet” and here you are in the “Ethernet” section. It is from this window where we must mark the blue network icon on the left side and we are located in “Search for devices and content”. Then we switch to a public network in the options shown.
For a private network
Like the previous form we must search for the same route, however, when when you are already located in the properties of the network in which you are connected, you will have to change the box from public network to private network and thus you will be able to connect to this. This action can be performed as many times as you need to change the network type.