Why can't my Windows 8/10 computer connect to local devices?

Windows by default places new networks in the untrusted 'public' category and while you can reach the Internet, it does not allow you to reach local network resources, like a printer.

To access local devices modify the network connection to 'private'.

The following link is a guide for Windows 10: http://www.opentechguides.com/how-to/article/windows-10/77/win10-change-network-type.html

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