I need to create a .bat file that will set a wireless connection, eg MyNetworkName, to a public network, so it won't be on Home or Work.
I have searched and I don't know how to do this.
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Note this is not a definitive solution, but something that might get you or others well underway.
Whether or not a network is public is stored in the registry, which can be edited through batch files. For a static edit, the easiest method would be to prepare a .reg-file, then merging it with the registry using the regedit command, e.g.
One of the keys involved in telling a home network from a public one, is
Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, these values are not the only ones set by the Network Center when a connection type is changed to public and as it stands, the .reg-file is insufficient; other keys would need to be added to the list.