If you're at an airport or hotel WiFi, you'll want to be sure your Windows 10 is set to the correct Public network type.
Tim Anderson summed up a common self-induced scenario rather nicely at ITWriting:
So I arrive at a hotel and turn on wi-fi and connect. That little dialog comes up, Do you want to find PCs devices and content on this network? The correct answer in a hotel is No, but in my jet-lagged stupor I click Yes. Oops.
No single fix for this mistake works for everybody, but this 21 second fix works for most, as demonstrated on a Windows 10 Pro SuperServer Workstation.
Fix (wired or wireless)
- How to change Windows 10 network location from Public to Private
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How to Set Network Location to be Public or Private in Windows 10
Jun 07 2015 by Brink at Windows Ten Forums
- Choosing a network location