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    Exclamation Networking question
    Hey everyone
    I'm on a G4 Powerbook-

    You know the network icon that appears above your hard drive to the left hand side when you open the hard drive up?

    Well, sometimes when I am connected to a wireless network, such as my one at home, the network icon is able to be opened up and it appers that my hard drive is able to be explored by anyone else connected to the same network. Even though it is password protected ( I think) I am uneasy about that.

    Is there any way to disable having my computer be accessable to others that are connected to the same network as I
    TIA
    -Kevin

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    Open up System Preferences. Click on the icon that says "Sharing." Uncheck the boxes that say "Personal File Sharing" or any other access.

    Make sure you hit the "Stop" button to stop the services.

    You're welcome. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by caribiner23
    Open up System Preferences. Click on the icon that says "Sharing." Uncheck the boxes that say "Personal File Sharing" or any other access.

    Make sure you hit the "Stop" button to stop the services.

    You're welcome. :-)
    Thats the thing though- The only thing that I have running is Printer sharing, but I am still able to see my comptuer on the network

    "Kevins-computer.local"

    Any other ideas?

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