If you have a laptop and uses it in many networks, either your home or the operation of the company where you work or maybe a public square with an Internet connection, you should set the firewall security settings appropriate to the type of network you are connected to and this provides you with Windows 7 so you are guaranteed a greater level of protection both when you are connected to the Internet at work or at home or abroad.
In this article we will take a look with you at network locations in Windows 7 but also we will compare them in terms of characteristics provided by users:
- Home network: choose this option for home networks and found in the homes of users where they are well acquainted with the individuals who own the other computers connected to the network and when you activate this type of network at home you will have network discovery is turned on for home networks, which allows you to see other computers and devices on the network to allow other network users to see your device in this case and also allowed access to your device and configure a homegroup To Exchange files and share them.
- Work network: select network work in workplaces where there are many other officials connected to the network and that let you see other people's computers and allow others to see you on the net also but they don't allow you or them to access other people's computers or groups to Exchange files.
- Public network: choose public network if you are in a cafe or a public square or airport or any public place, this option allows you to hide your computer from access by others in the same place, it is not possible in this case to discover who they are on the network.
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