Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.



16 posts

Geek


Topic # 9277 4-Sep-2006 15:29 Send private message

Hi all,

forgive me i'm only learning in the wireless lan area regarding to networking etc .
Am keen to know the following please :

A) When connected on a wlan say you and flatties ar sharing a router  etc  how much, and can you see each others folders etc
on there pc's (laptops ) obviously I want to stop this if this is the case ??..

If so or if can be provisioned/  stopped how and where ?

B) if i access a free public hotspot my mac address would obviously be shown, will my firewall prevent any nasties if it is a open network i.e unsecured and open, or do I need to install something else I'm already concealing my IP adress via several proxys for online security etc .

I'd apprecaite any feedback,links etc around this topic and applications etc if any ..

Cheers

D

Create new topic
BDFL
48002 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 3566

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Reply # 45360 4-Sep-2006 18:16 Send private message

Welcome to Geekzone... For your first question, you can make sure people on the same network won't be able to access your files, by disabling File and Printer Sharing from your Network Adapter configuration.

On your second question, I don't see why worry about hiding the IP address. Using proxies will only hide it from sites you visit, not from people scanning the network. Make sure you turn the File and Printer Sharing off (unless you needed it, keep reading) and your personal firewall is active is correctly configured.

As for File and Printer Sharing, if you need it for any other reason, make sure you have a password for any Administrator account on your laptop, a password for your own account, and turn off any folder/drive sharing that you don't need.





Create new topic








Twitter »
Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new jobs are posted to our jobs board:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:




News »

Trending now »
Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Telecom introduces unlimited broadband data plan
Created by freitasm, last reply by firefuze on 24-Apr-2014 13:30 (99 replies)
Pages... 5 6 7


Stonedine
Created by Lizard1977, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Apr-2014 15:45 (67 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Auckland Transport Hop card - look out for errors
Created by robjg63, last reply by sbiddle on 24-Apr-2014 20:48 (21 replies)
Pages... 2


Windows 8 System Mechanics
Created by eme, last reply by eme on 24-Apr-2014 21:10 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Using my Mac to ring family in the UK
Created by Geektastic, last reply by nakedmolerat on 24-Apr-2014 11:28 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Telecom has started metering their TiVo customers' broadband usage (WITHOUT PRENOTIFICATION)
Created by Peteriv, last reply by mattwnz on 24-Apr-2014 15:11 (74 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


Forms of government for New Zealand
Created by charsleysa, last reply by gzt on 24-Apr-2014 21:36 (176 replies)
Pages... 10 11 12


Parallel imported product
Created by Wills1, last reply by joker97 on 23-Apr-2014 21:01 (53 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4



Geekzone Live »
Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.