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Windows 7: Best way to stay hidden on network?

29 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)
Best way to stay hidden on network?

I am working for a few weeks in a shared office with wifi -

Is it enough to just turn off network discovery?


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29 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

Try the steps in this article.

Hide your Vista Computer on the Network

In addition, disable the service "Function Discovery Resource Publication".
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29 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 10 Education 64 bit

You might want to go to the Network and Sharing center and set your network type to Public. I think your PC will still show up if network discovery is turned off. Turning it off on your PC will just stop you from seeing other PC's on the network, not the other way around. If you don't need it, you could also turn off file and print sharing. If they can't see your shared folder they won't try to access it.
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29 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)

thanks - i guess that the above is also applicable to windows 7? thanks!
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30 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Panasonic CF F9 (used to have CF F8)

A tutorial on another forum outlined this - good idea?

1-Click start menu/run
2-type cmd/click OK
3-type the command "net config server /hidden:yes" in the command prompt window and hit enter

Seems nice and simple....
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30 Nov 2010   #6


disable ICMP and DNS on your windows firewall - You'll still have a DNS/MAC listing on the router (but if you want internet, you have no choice)
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