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Windows 7: how not to have my pcs seeing each other on my network

11 Aug 2012   #1

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how not to have my pcs seeing each other on my network

hi, I have 3 pc connected to the same internet box provided by internet provider

all three can go on internet,

for security and privacy reasons, I dont want them to ses each other

I mean, when i can see my 2 others pc on my main pc,
I donot want that

how to avoid this from happening?


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11 Aug 2012   #2

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

Hi, Welcome to Seven Forums.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anaturelover View Post
hi, I have 3 pc connected to the same internet box provided by internet provider

all three can go on internet,

for security and privacy reasons, I dont want them to ses each other

I mean, when i can see my 2 others pc on my main pc,
I donot want that

how to avoid this from happening?
You will need to turn off network discovery on all computers...

Access this from Control panel, network and sharing centre, change advanced sharing settings.

You can also find more help here.. Network Discovery - Turn On or Off in Windows 7


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11 Aug 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi,

You will want to start by going to your network and sharing center can be found in control panel and once that is open click on change advanced sharing settings and there you can find the settings for home or work and public networks. What you will want to do is under home or work make sure the tic is checked on Turn off network discovery, also turn off file printer sharing and turn off public folder sharing.
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11 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Arrgh TanyaC lmao you beat me ! I was trying to type really fast lol cause I knew someone would jump on this really quick.
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12 Aug 2012   #5

seven 64 firefox
 
 

what would it change to have lt on work or private instead of local
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12 Aug 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The home or work and public are separate because when you connect to a new network it will ask you which type of network should it belong to "home or work/public". Just makes it easier to setup home or work one way and keep it that way and public differently and maybe more secure that way you won't have to setup the settings each and every time you connect to a network, you can just choose your premade setup. Now to answer your question more directly it all depends on how you have the settings setup in the 2 choices, one could be more secure than the other.
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12 Aug 2012   #7

seven 64 firefox
 
 

hum .. dont know what to do lol
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12 Aug 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can follow TanyaC post or mine directly below hers and it will get things the way you are needing it to be.
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