How to see other computer(s) in a free wifi spot area?

Discussion in 'Windows 8 Support' started by SonyaP, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. SonyaP


    Jun 22, 2014
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    How to see other computer(s) in a free wifi spot area?

    The case:
    We have her 2 laptops (onWin8) side by side in free wifi spot in a public library. I know that in such spots, for safety purposes I have to set my laptop not to share and mine is set so…

    But how can I see the other laptop next to mine on my own screen? It is my mom’s brand new laptop. It is not set for safe hot spot browsing by default
    so I should be able to see it…but how?

    So, question is how to set my laptop to show my mom’s laptop sitting next to mine? I believe something must be set in control panels, perhaps?
    A good how-to-do tip will be appreciated!

    (I am not very strong in tech matters)

    Thank you in advance, guys !
    SonyaP, Jun 22, 2014
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  2. SonyaP

    Trouble noob whisperer Moderator

    Jan 15, 2013
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    N.W. Indiana
    If the network in the public free wifi library environment is being identified as "Public", then by default the network and sharing center has discovery and sharing turned off.
    See attachment. PublicSharing.PNG
    Trouble, Jun 22, 2014
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