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Standard User Ancient_Mariner
(knowledge is power) Sat 25-May-13 19:52:55
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Network - Win7 and WinXP - Internet Exposure?


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Have just set up a Win7 pc on my home network (CAT5) and I notice that on my wife's WinXP pc in 'My Network Places' that my Win7 pc (and also another WinXP pc) show under 'Network Location' as 'The Internet'.

Have I managed to share my pc with the whole internet community?

Looks like I had better get my TFH on and perhaps also on our pc's?

Cheers!

Clive

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Standard User billford
(elder) Sat 25-May-13 20:09:10
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As a Mac user who doesn't have much idea about how Windows' "My Network Places" makes it's decisions, could they be seeing it over IPv6?

I know your ISP supports IPv6 (don't know about your router), and as there's no NAT it effectively is part of the internet.

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Edited by billford (Sat 25-May-13 21:11:02)

Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 25-May-13 21:15:49
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Can you post a screenshot?

But, I am 99% sure you are fine......

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Standard User Ancient_Mariner
(knowledge is power) Sat 25-May-13 21:16:25
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My router can support IPv6 but it is not enabled. My home network which includes items other than pc's is running IPv4. In fact those items probably would not support IPv6.

I think that I am being over cautious, but.....

Cheers!

Clive

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Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 25-May-13 21:19:18
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You might find this http://scottiestech.info/2009/09/25/windows-7-file-s... interesting...might be relevant smile
Standard User Pipexer
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 25-May-13 21:19:20
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I wouldn't mind seeing a screenshot, but I think what you are seeing is the diagram that shows your computer connected to a router which is in turn connected to the internet, which is of course true, and not a cause for concern.

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Standard User Ancient_Mariner
(knowledge is power) Sat 25-May-13 21:28:31
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Screenshot not too easy at the moment, but if you have an WinXP pc, go to 'My Network Places' and in 'View' choose 'Details'.

Basically, those folders which are shared on the WinXP pc are shown as having a 'Network Location' of 'Local Network' even though they are on that pc, whilst folders which are shared elsewhere (ie on my pother pc's) are shown as having a 'Network Location' of 'The Internet'.

I would have thought that Local Network would have included the whole of my home network, but then again MS Speak likely uses a different terminology...

I had to mess around to get the Win& pc to share so that I could see it on my two XP pc's, but those have been happily on the network for some time.

I am likely being over cautious, but.............

Cheers!

Clive

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(staff) Sat 25-May-13 22:31:26
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Terms sound like UPnP icons that show up.

Screenshot is best

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Standard User XRaySpeX
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 26-May-13 03:18:45
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Internet Gateway connection sometimes appears on XP when uPnP ON on router.

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Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Sun 26-May-13 12:22:12
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In reply to a post by Ancient_Mariner:
Screenshot not too easy at the moment, but if you have an WinXP pc, go to 'My Network Places' and in 'View' choose 'Details'....

This is what it should look like. I never add anything as I prefer to browse for whatever shares or use UNC to get there.

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