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Public or Private Network?

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Cesar Terriquez

#1
I was looking at my network connection settings and discovered an option to
make my network connection either Public or Private. I am not connected to
any other computer at home, nor do I foresee any need to do so in the near
future. My sole purpose of my Network connection is to gain access to the
internet and retrieve my email. What are the pros and cons to either
setting?

Cesar
 

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Charlie42

#2
"Cesar Terriquez" <cterriquez@xxxxxx> wrote:

>I was looking at my network connection settings and discovered an option to
>make my network connection either Public or Private. I am not connected to
>any other computer at home, nor do I foresee any need to do so in the near
>future. My sole purpose of my Network connection is to gain access to the
>internet and retrieve my email. What are the pros and cons to either
>setting?
The Private or Work network location options allow file & printer sharing
and Network discovery (other users can see you). A Public location doesn't
allow any of these features, and is always the safest choice. If you don't
need sharing and Network discovery, I suggest you choose Public. It has no
effect on your own Internet access.

Charlie42
 

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Cesar Terriquez

#3
Thank you Charlie.

"Charlie42" <Charlie42@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> "Cesar Terriquez" <cterriquez@xxxxxx> wrote:
>

>>I was looking at my network connection settings and discovered an option
>>to make my network connection either Public or Private. I am not
>>connected to any other computer at home, nor do I foresee any need to do
>>so in the near future. My sole purpose of my Network connection is to
>>gain access to the internet and retrieve my email. What are the pros and
>>cons to either setting?
>
> The Private or Work network location options allow file & printer sharing
> and Network discovery (other users can see you). A Public location doesn't
> allow any of these features, and is always the safest choice. If you don't
> need sharing and Network discovery, I suggest you choose Public. It has no
> effect on your own Internet access.
>
> Charlie42
 

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