Thats because you have allowed sharing on your private network
PS Its only allowed for PC's connected to your private network, assuming
your network is protected, others from outside cannot connect
"SomeOldGuy" <SomeOldGuy@newsgroup> wrote in message
> Thanks for the link, but the wireless network has all those things
> implemented. I guess I did not explain it clearly:
> Any computer that IS connected the to network has access to read/write
> on the OTHER computers. I wish to prevent that.
> Thanks in advance for any advice.
> "Leroy" wrote:
>> How to Secure Your Wireless Home Network:
>> SomeOldGuy wrote:
>> > I have a new computer from HP that has Windows Vista Home Premium 64
>> > bit
>> > installed. Mostly, it seems pretty good. It has been quite stable since
>> > initial trouble got ironed out (blue-screened severely, fresh out of
>> > the box
>> > from day one).
>> > Here's my current problem...
>> > My daughter came to visit over the holidays and brought her laptop with
>> > her.
>> > When she connected to my wireless network connection, her Windows Media
>> > Player popped up a message saying it found [computer name] and did she
>> > want
>> > to have access to media on that computer. She answered "yes" and
>> > proceeded to
>> > show me that she could see all my pictures and movies, and play my
>> > music.
>> > Doing some experimenting, we opened Explorer and clicked on the Network
>> > line, and saw icons there for all the computers on this little home
>> > network.
>> > We opened one of the remote machines and discovered that we can read
>> > AND
>> > WRITE files to it, and can delete them as well.
>> > This seems like a severe security hole to me - if I am mistaken, please
>> > explain.
>> > How can I prevent these computers from being accessible to each other
>> > on the
>> > network?
>> > Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.