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#1 herbman

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 09:51 PM

Hi folks , i have one computer and i am in a small house , i don't have a router because i just use ethernet .  What should i pick , a homegroup , workplace or public and should i have network sharing and printer sharing on?

 

It's just me with one computer. 

 

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Posted 06 December 2014 - 10:04 PM

You must use router otherwise you couldn't go on internet? That cable has to go in some device/router to get that pop up window with asking network location. It is easiest to use it as homegroup and if you don't use file and printer sharing don't enable it.


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Posted 07 December 2014 - 01:00 AM

  I must have a modem/router combo , it's a modem supplied by the internet provider and if i wanted WiFi i would have to pay a few dollars extra.



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Posted 07 December 2014 - 04:41 PM

Open a command prompt(type CMD in search and hit Enter) In the black box type ipconfig and hit Enter. if the IPv4 address under Local area connection starts with 192.168 or 172.16 or 10, then you have a router/modem combo. I have a feeling it will. If it starts with something else then you just have a modem. While you don't need a router, I would get an inexpensive one. It adds a layer of protection to your network. 

 

file and printer sharing to who? If it's just your PC. 


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