Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

December 28, 2017
Changing internet to private provides better protection

It’s very important that you use the correct internet connection properties to protect yourself from hackers. Setting your home network to private will give you better protection from the outside world.

This is so easy to do and my article will be short because of it. From your desktop, click the “Start” button and then click “Settings.” Once the settings page opens, click “Network & Internet.”

In the middle and at the top, it should show you the name of your network and the connection property. My network states that it is a “Private network.” Yours should also state “Private network.”

To change the property, click the link: “Change connection properties” and then click the “Private” option. Once you have made your choice, you can just close the window.

For more than 15 years, Scott Lindsay has helped thousands of people better their skills, publishing more than 400 articles about Apple and Microsoft software, the computer and the Internet. You can reach Scott for comments or questions at

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