When you connect to a network, you must choose a network location
. There are four network locations: Home, Work, Public, and Domain. Based on the network location you choose, Windows assigns a network discovery state
to the network and opens the appropriate Windows Firewall ports for that state. Network discovery
is a network setting that affects whether your computer can find other computers and devices on the network and whether other computers on the network can find your computer.
This tutorial will show you how to to turn Network Discovery on or off in Windows 7
You must be logged in as an administrator
to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.