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My desktop is on private network and my laptop on public


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#1 puravida999

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 09:02 AM

I have 2 computers, 1 is laptop and the other one is desktop, both running windows 8.1 64 bits

 

When I check windows firewall in both the laptop says is connect to public or guest network and the desktop says it is connect to private network. I connect both computer to the same router, the laptop is connected via wi-fi and the desktop via ethernet cable.

 

Should I change the laptop settings to connect to a private network instead of public or guest network? the router is properly configured and has password but, is it safe to keep the laptop in public networking?

 

thanks for the answers!


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#2 CaveDweller2

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 09:45 AM

Yes you should change it.


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#3 puravida999

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 09:55 AM

Yes you should change it.

But how? and what risk were on public network?

 

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Posted 29 May 2015 - 11:10 AM

How = Use this There is a section for wireless but procedure is the same.

 

Risks - in your home, not a lot. But you wouldn't be able to share anything between that laptop and anything else on your network.

 

 

EDIT - Do not think that public means it was put in your router's DMZ, basically that is on the outside of your router. Public just means that it is an unknown network and the settings on your PC are changed to reflect that. Mainly shutting off the sharing. It is meant for when you connect to free wifi somewhere so you aren't sharing all your files to anyone else on the free wifi.


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Posted 29 May 2015 - 04:43 PM

How = Use this There is a section for wireless but procedure is the same.

 

Risks - in your home, not a lot. But you wouldn't be able to share anything between that laptop and anything else on your network.

 

 

EDIT - Do not think that public means it was put in your router's DMZ, basically that is on the outside of your router. Public just means that it is an unknown network and the settings on your PC are changed to reflect that. Mainly shutting off the sharing. It is meant for when you connect to free wifi somewhere so you aren't sharing all your files to anyone else on the free wifi.

in our home we don't share anything in our network. So, if I leave it in public or guest network should I be good?



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Posted 29 May 2015 - 07:08 PM

as long as it works, sure. You do whatcha want.


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