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How Do I Enable OneDrive for a Specific Network?

sileebo

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How Do I Disable OneDrive for Some Networks?

How do I get OneDrive to access a specific network only and ignore other networks? The reason I ask this is because sometimes I use an unsecured public network and I dont want my files to be uploaded through it where others can access them.
 
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broe23

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Set your firewall to not allow file & printer sharing when connected to Public/Unsafe networks. The only way someone would gain access to your OneDrive Cloud storage space, is if you gave them the username & password for it, so they can get in at https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/
 

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sileebo

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Set your firewall to not allow file & printer sharing when connected to Public/Unsafe networks. The only way someone would gain access to your OneDrive Cloud storage space, is if you gave them the username & password for it, so they can get in at https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-us/

But at times I need to use public networks since theyre free. Do you have another suggestion considering this?
 

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broe23

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Again you have to set your Firewall to not allow File & Printer sharing, when on public networks. What were you expecting? There is a reason why Windows comes with a software firewall.
 

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  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
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    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
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    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.

sileebo

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Again you have to set your Firewall to not allow File & Printer sharing, when on public networks. What were you expecting? There is a reason why Windows comes with a software firewall.

So what will disabling File and Print Sharing do? Will it allow me to surf the net but prevent files from being sent either from me or to me?
 

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broe23

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It doesn't allow people to connect to your hard drive on the laptop. Has nothing to do with surfing the web or sending files. You need to read up on what a firewall does. Think of it in the same sense why locks are on doors and windows. They are there to keep the honest people out. That is what a Firewall does.

Open up help on your computer, and do a search for "firewall".
 

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  • OS
    Linux Mint 17.2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Toshiba Satellite C850D-st3nx1
    CPU
    AMD E1-1200 APU with Radeon (tm) HD Graphics 1.40 GHZ
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7310 Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    Crucial M500 240GB SSD
    Mouse
    Logitech M525
    Internet Speed
    45/6 - ATT U-Verse
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    None needed. It is Linux.
    Other Info
    Arris NVG589 Gateway; Router - Cisco RV320; Switch - Netgear GS108 8-Port Switch & Trendnet TEG-S50g 5-Port Switch; Access Points - Engenius ECB350, Trendnet TEW-638APB; NAS - Lenovo ix2-4; Printer - Brother HL-2280DW; Air Print Server - Lantronix XPrintServer

    A/V UPS - Tripp-Lite Smart 1500LCD 1500 Va/900 W.

sileebo

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It doesn't allow people to connect to your hard drive on the laptop. Has nothing to do with surfing the web or sending files. You need to read up on what a firewall does. Think of it in the same sense why locks are on doors and windows. They are there to keep the honest people out. That is what a Firewall does.

Open up help on your computer, and do a search for "firewall".

When I disabled File and Printing Sharing on one of the networks through the Network and Sharing in Control panel, I lost connection. It was only after I enabled it that i was able to connect again on that network.

Also, i couldnt find File and Printing Sharing in Windows Firewall. Its not there.
 

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