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We would need to know what type of network you are using. Wired or wireless.
If wireless then what type of router are you using?
If wireless, I'd turn on WPA security and pick a password with mixed numbers and letters. The longer the password, the harder it is for a person to hack into your router.
Since you said it's only your computers, you could also use Mac address as well.
Hope this helps.
well now that I have successfully set up a home network between my desktop and laptop, I am wondering about security. I got a big warning in windows against making my c: drive sharable . . . but it's either that or drag 90% of the files to a sharable folder, on both machines. ugh. i have zone alarm running. I am the only person on the network. Any advice on security involved in making whole machine sharable on a private single person network? am i making it easy for a hacker to read my files? thanks - fj