The local area network is most common in each big unit, all boot computers will appear in the unit of the local area network, and everyone has a fixed IP address, and fixed IP address is easy to attack, therefore, there is no way to hide their own computer and IP address in the local area? The answer is yes, yes.
Hide your computer
Right-click the Network Neighborhood in Windows XP, select the Properties option, open the Network Connections dialog window, double-click the Local area connection, click the Properties button in the pop-up Local Connection Status dialog box, open the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, share the files and printers for Microsoft Networks, and QoS Packet Scheduler "before the check out, confirm the exit dialog box, restart the computer, you can achieve the purpose of hiding your computer, but at the same time, others can not share the hidden computer content.
Hide IP Address
Right-click on the "My Computer" icon, select "Properties", in the Pop-up System Properties dialog box, select the "Computer Name" tab, the "Computer description" text box after the contents of an IP address can be changed. This approach, although ostensibly to hide the IP address, but only to deceive those early brother, for the real veteran does not work, but even so, the hidden IP address to protect the computer from attack also played a role.
So the method, if you are using the computer in the local area network, then according to the above methods to hide your computer and IP address it, do not let others find the mood will not be the same, so the above method is very practical.