how to hide/stop sharing on home network?

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  1. wutsup

    wutsup Registered Member

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    hey wilders,

    in my home network i have 2 computers, my gaming computer which has vista with windows firewall and my family computer which has xp home with online armor 4.5 free.

    what settings do i need to change in my computers and router so that they cannot communicate with each other in any way?(file sharing,printer sharing,seeing each other on the network. etc etc)

    thanks for reading, wutsup
     
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    anyone? i just want to make sure so just in case one computer gets infected in my home network that it wont spread.
     
  3. NoIos

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    First of all set a different Group name on both PCs. You can do it under System in the control panel for both operating systems.

    Then on Windows Vista go to control panel Network and Internet->Network and sharing center. There you can disable file sharing, printer sharing etc.

    On Windows XP..go to control panel ( classic view ), select the Network connections, find your active connection ( usually called Local area connection ). Right click and choose properties. In the new window unselect File and Printer sharing.

    In both cases reboot your Pc and you're done.
     
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    oh thats it? i already have it set like that. i thought there were more settings?

    what about in my router settings? are there any settings in there?
     
  5. hierophant

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    Do you have a device that supports multiple NAT ranges (e.g., 192.168.111.* and 192.168.112.*)? If so, enable that, and segregate stuff accordingly.
     
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    i dont think it does. so basically what NoIos posted is all that is need to stop malware from spreading thorughout the home network just incase one computer gets infected? or are they more settings in windows?
     
  7. wutsup

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    are there any more settings in windows or the router that the ones suggested in this threat already?

    i have a d link router
     
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