Wifi connected that are set as "Public" could not work but as "Home" works
Posted on 2016-08-17
I just got a loan Vostro Dell laptop: when it connects to a Wifi service & prompts if this is Home, or Public
or Corporate network & I specify Public, it won't allow me to ping nor ftp to another laptop (an X61 running
XP) that connects to the same Wifi service though it shows as "Connected" to the Wifi SSID.
Using exactly the same Vostro & X61 which connects to the Wifi but on the Vostro, when I specify Home
network when it prompts, the ping & ftp to the X61 works.
Why is that so?
How can I make the prompt come up again so that I can re-specify the earlier Public network to be