D-Link wireless network within home

April 8, 2010 at 23:08:09
Specs: Windows Vista
I am staying at a friends home living in seperate quarters and Imy PC is connected to his home network ( allows me to have fee internet this way ) via a D-Link wirless network.

Is it possible for my friend or anyone else to access my PC, see what I have downloaded, sites visited, personal documents etc on my PC from their PC elsewhere in the home, or although we are on a network is my PC unabled to be accessed by them?

For example when thye are oin the net will their history icon show what my web history is etc and can they access any of my personal files?



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April 9, 2010 at 04:30:02
No. You would have to set up a Home Network on your PC using the 'Home Networking Wizard" to share files and folders on your PC for anyone connected to the same router to have access to any of your data (and they would have to set it up on their PC also).

And even then they would only be able to see folders & files which you've marked as 'shared', which you specify during the Home Network setup procedure.

With no home network set up on your PC, all anyone else can see in their connections information is the name of your PC when it's switched on and connected to a shared router. And that's all.

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April 9, 2010 at 08:12:17
Thank you, I appreciate you taking the time to reply, it was very helpful.


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