In a hotel... how do I turn off sharing?

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    majordude

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    #1
    I am sitting in a hotel on a high speed internet connection. I clicked on finder and I see four other computers on my local network (I am assuming). Some are Macs and some are Windows.

    1. Is MY computer being seen too?!
    2. How do I STOP that if true?
     
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    psychofreak

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    #2
    System Preferences -> Sharing, untick the boxes
     
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    Hawkeye411

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    #3
    Make sure that things in Sharing are turned off.
     
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    majordude

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    Everything is unchecked... but that still freaks me out. Does my computer show up on the network even if everything is unchecked?
     
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    Eidorian

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    Under the Advanced Firewall settings you can set stealth mode.

    If none of the Sharing options are turned on I wouldn't worry.
     
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    Hawkeye411

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    They can probably see that yours is there. I can see all the computers at work but I can only look at the files if they have file sharing turned on.

    Any cool stuff on their computers? ;)

    Turn on iTunes to see if they are sharing their iTunes library.

    Cheers.
     
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    majordude

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    Sharing libraries? Hell, some fools have their entire computer wide open. :eek:
     

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