01-06-2009 08:26 PM
When I turn on and log on to my computer, and in NIS 2009 I click on History and click on Firewall-Network and Connections. It always reads- Protecting your connectionto a newly detected network on adapter so and so. It has this twice and then the next 2 items read- connected to a protected network. One says it is the subnet identifier. the other one is the gateway physical address.
Today when I logged on, the gateway physical address says I am connected to a shared network and under status it sais trusted. Can somebody explain to me why it says shared now instead of Protected. I am running a wireless connection on my laptop. We do have another computer at our home that is connected through DSL. But it is off. On my laptop I have an administrative account and 2 standard users. I logged off the standard user and went to the administrative account to change the connection to protected from shared in NIS 2009. then I shut down the computer and powered it back up. Everything looked like it normally looks. Both saying Protected. I shut computer off and restarted again. This time the gateway physical address says shared again.
Nothing looks different on my computer. I did a full scan with NIS 2009 and no problems. I don't understand why it says shared now and not protected. As far as I know I didn't change anything yesterday other than downloading an update for my my ccleaner. But that was yesterday morning and the change started at 330pm today.
When I click on view home network in NIS 2009 It only shows my computer. Is this something I need to worry about and why is it different now. I have had NIS 2009 since October and have never seen this in the History. They always said protected.
01-06-2009 09:15 PM