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post #98 of Old 11-03-2010
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Depends on what you mean by visible and also depends on what firewall software you have setup and how it is configured.


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Originally Posted by sailpower View Post
I am pretty much a novice with all this so have (at least) one question. When I connect to someone else’s wifi, is my computer visible to anyone on that same system?

I can think of major security concerns that could result.

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