Eset Smart Security 6.0 and configuring home network/router

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  1. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    I'm testing this product.

    Network setup : computer>wireless connection>router(with firewall)>modem(no firewall), no other devices in network.

    Sometimes this product asks me if I want to configure the local network (??)/ router (?) (192.xxx.xxx) as a public network or as a home network.

    Generally, with networks when I doubt I usually select 'public network'.

    In this case I'm just not sure.

    If I selected 'home network', would that compromise security in some way ?

    Pros and cons for both options ?
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    If you are at home connecting to your router select home setting.
     
  3. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    Does selecting 'public network' have any disadvantages ?
    After all, there are no other devices in the local network.
     
  4. Janus

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    Hello Fly

    No disadvantages,.. as you system is not a part of a local network, but when you choose 'public network' then will files and folders on you pc not be shared or visible to other users. . It is mostly used when you are on the run, and is accessing wireless networks, like airports, schools and universities , cafes and so on. With other words it is used, if you are away from your own trusted wireless network/internet connection.

    Regards, Janus
     
  5. Marcos

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    If you choose public network, certain network services (e.g. those needed for sharing) will not work.
     
  6. Fly

    Fly Registered Member

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    Thank you very much, that answered my questions.
     
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