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Public vs. Private Network- Personal Laptop


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#1 chiiibill

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 10:48 AM

Don't share files, etc. Just for surfing, email.....

For better security, is it best to keep it set to Public Network at all times?

Using Bitdefender Internet Security - set firewall settings to Public there as well?

 

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 02:06 PM

No one can answer this question for you as it depends on what you want to do on your network.

 

I absolutely want to be able to access all of the computers on my home network and media share between them, so setting my home network to be seen as a public network would not be something I could do.

 

These various settings exist because it is presumed that, if adequate basic security precautions are taken, e.g., you have a strong WiFi password using WPA2 security as well as knowing who can get to your computer(s) and access point, the risk of compromise by the easiest methods are greatly reduced and most people want their machines such that they can share things among them.

 

If you know that you have only one machine on your network or have no interest in any one machine on your network sharing with any other machine(s) on your network then setting the network type to Public may be something you want to do.


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 02:12 PM


If you know that you have only one machine on your network or have no interest in any one machine on your network sharing with any other machine(s) on your network then setting the network type to Public may be something you want to do.

 

 

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