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Kudos0

"You are now connected to a shared network"? I am one computer how is it I am 'shared'?

Norton Internet Security popped up a window and told me, "You are now connected to a shared network." ???  I am only one lap top connected via an AT&T router as they are my ISP.  How is it Norton is stating I am connected to a 'shared' network and how to validate this statement by checking.  netsh commands?  Ipconfig commands?  What may help with this -- I am too knew to 'behind the scenes' of computers and need some help on learning to check and what and how to check to learn about this.  Any help is appreciated.

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Kudos0

Re: "You are now connected to a shared network"? I am one computer how is it I am 'shared'?

Norton Internet Security popped up a window and told me, "You are now connected to a shared network." ???  I am only one lap top connected via an AT&T router as they are my ISP.  How is it Norton is stating I am connected to a 'shared' network and how to validate this statement by checking.  netsh commands?  Ipconfig commands?  What may help with this -- I am too knew to 'behind the scenes' of computers and need some help on learning to check and what and how to check to learn about this.  Any help is appreciated.

Kudos0

Re: "You are now connected to a shared network"? I am one computer how is it I am 'shared'?

Hi Patriciann,

The "Shared" network would be a local network on your side of the router, not the internet.  Even if you only have one computer, it is on the Local Area Network created by the router; and if you have Windows File and Printer Sharing turned on, Norton automatically configures firewall settings to allow sharing.  That is what is meant by a "Shared" network - Norton is allowing your computer to communicate with other devices (if there are any) on your LAN. 

To change this, you can open the Norton Network Security Map and, under Network Details, make sure your local network connection or local network name, (NOT "Trust Control)," shows in the dropdown box.  Then click "Edit" and change the Network Trust Level, using its edit button, to "Protected" if you want all local traffic to be subjected to the same firewall rules as are used for internet traffic, or "Restricted" if you want to block all communications from other devices on your local network.  Or you can simply leave it as "Shared."

Your computer actually connects to more than one network, including the localhost loopback, used internally by software on your system - so it is not unusual to see log entries for different networks.

Kudos0

Re: "You are now connected to a shared network"? I am one computer how is it I am 'shared'?

To add to SendOfJive

If you have a Wifi printer, this is part of your 'shared network'.

Things happen. Export/Backup your Norton Password Manager data.

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