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Change Sharing Settings

We recommend you change your sharing settings so your device is safe and not visible to anybody. You can either ask a trusted technology pro student to help or do it yourself following the instructions below.

How to change your sharing settings for Windows 7:

Make sure when you first connect to the network set it as a public network

1. Enter the control panel and click on network and internet.

2. Click Choose homegroup and sharing options.

3. Click change advanced sharing settings.

4. Scroll down to or downsize the 'public settings'.

5. Change the settings 

  • Turn off network discovery
  • Turn off file and printer sharing
  • Turn off public folder sharing
  • Turn on password protected sharing

Your computer will no longer be visible and able to be accessed by others on the network.