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Windows 7: Public Location Question

17 Nov 2009   #1

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Public Location Question

I have ICS and I have file and printer sharing on a Win_7 to XP-SP3 network. The cable modem connection in Win_7 shows a home location and the LAN ethernet (no router) on Win_7 shows a public location. The LAN ethernet connection on XP-SP3 show it in a home location. One would think the LAN on Win_7 would show being in a home location. Nevertheless, the public location is not keeping me from getting what I want, everything is working. Still, I am wondering, is the public location normal for two computers directly wired for file and printer sharing and for ICS?

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17 Nov 2009   #2


If there is no default gateway specified for the LAN then Windows will think it's public. If everything is working then it's not a problem
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18 Nov 2009   #3

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Public Location Question

I understand. My suspicion is that I don't have the settings set exactly right. In my setup the LAN Host finds the gateway automatically. I don't any idea what the gateway entry could be. As you suggest, it's working so leave it. Thanks for your response.
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