How to Enable Network Discovery in Windows 10?

Network discovery is a property that makes the device displayed to the rest of the devices and can search other devices on the network. For making a network, devices require to search the rest of the devices on that network itself and connect with them. This feature is helpful in some places only.

The method disabling network discovery in your Windows 10 device

  • Firstly, write Control Panel on the Windows Search bar.
  • Then, view the Control Panel.
  • Next, put the view by Category.
  • After that, see the Network and Internet option.
  • Then, press on Network and Sharing Center.
  • Next, press on Changed advanced sharing settings.
  • Lastly, you shall be able to view the Change sharing option for different network profiles.

The method of enabling network discovery in your Windows 10 device for Private Networks

  • Firstly, press on Private for expanding.
  • Then, switch on or off network discovery according to the need. If you wish to enable it, then you need to press on Turn on automatic setup of network-connected devices.

The method turning on/off network discovery in your Windows 10 device for Public Networks

  • Firstly, press on Guest or Public (Current Profile).
  • Same as a private network, switch network discovery on/off according to the need.
  • Lastly, press on Save Settings to saving the modifications.

The method of using Command Prompt for turning off/on the network discovery

Go through the given below steps:

  • Firstly, write ‘CMD’ on the Windows Search bar.
  • Then, do a right click on the ‘Command Prompt’ option.
  • After that, choose ‘Run as Administrator’.
  • An alternative way put the combination of Windows+R buttons for running prompt. Write ‘CMD’ and put the combination of ‘Control+Shift+Enter’ for running the it in admin mode.
  • Write the given below order for switching off the network discovery.
  • netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Network Discovery” new enable=No
  • Write the given below order for enabling the network discovery
  • netsh advfirewall firewall set rule group=”Network Discovery” new enable=Yes

Fixing Network Discoverability Issues

By chance, your device is not displayed to the rest of the devices even after going through the above-mentioned ways, then have a look at the options for fixing the issue.

Windows Firewall putting a limitation on Network discovery

  • Firstly, visit Control Panel.
  • Then, view System and Security option.
  • After that, press on Windows Defender Firewall.
  • Next, go to the left panel and press Allow and app or feature through Windows Defender Wall.
  • Move downward for checking network discovery and turn on the checkbox if you wish to enable it.
  • Go to the left panel and press Windows Defender Firewall On/Off.

Bella Williams, an employee currently living in USA and working at a top email service provider company in the day, and a technical writer at night. I am passionate about writing troubleshooting tips, beginner’s guides, news, and other articles on varied topics like canon printer support, Dell Printer Support, Epson Printer Support etc.

Apple TV Plus: Price and Launch Date

Apple is set to release its streaming services in November 2019, and it will reportedly come at an initial price of $9.99 per month.

The company has yet to make any announcement on the say about the price and availability of the streaming service, despite announcing the streaming platform back in March 2019. Now the upcoming release slots put the streaming service head-on against Disney’s forthcoming streaming platform Disney Plus. Launching as a rival to Disney Plus will be a gigantic task as the streaming service is coming with huge franchises under its belt. Disney Plus will include MCU, Pixar, Star Wars, and Disney Films in it. There will be several originals too, one of them being a Star Wars original.

Apple reportedly is looking at a $50 billion income in the annual revenue services by the end of 2020. So the release of the streaming platform will be an integral part of it. The service is set to begin with mere five shows.

  • The Morning Show: Starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston.
  • Jason Momoa Aquaman.
  • Truth be told featuring Octavia Spencer.
  • The revival of Amazing Stories by Steven Spielberg.
  • A documentary by the name Home.

The lineup does not seem very strong when compared to its rivals, but the company has stated to release several other shows. The company, however, has tempted some big names like Oprah Winfrey, who would bring two separate documentaries to Apple TV Plus. Apple reportedly has already spent millions of dollars on the original five shows it intends to debut with.

Apple reported investing over $6 billion for original content, which is a humongous leap over it initially pledged $1 billion two years ago. But the amount still fades away in the light of Netflix’s $14 billion spending this year along with Disney’s expected $24 billion expenses. Disney has set the amount for the stream release and also for the theatrical release.

With that being said, Apple is not looking to launch any bundle later this year, which will surely make its five-show plan at the price of $10 per month a very hard sell. While its competitor Disney Plus is releasing with an initial amount of $6.99 a month, Disney Plus will also be available with ESPN’s stripped version and Hulu for a minimal price of $12.99 a month.

If Apple wants to keep up with the competition, then it has to come up with improvised bundles and price strategies.

Bella Williams, an employee currently living in USA and working at a top printer service provider company in the day, and a technical writer at night. I am passionate about writing troubleshooting tips, beginner’s guides, news and other articles on varied topics like xerox printer support, Panasonic Printer Support, Lexmark Printer Support etc.

Critical Security Flaw Detected in VLC Media Player

VLC, a popular media player, is now in the headlines, due to all the wrong reasons. A software vulnerability has been detected in this open-source program, and this could potentially impact millions of people.

This security flaw was detected by researchers at CERT-Bund. According to the researchers, VLC, which hit the three billion downloads milestone earlier this year, has a flaw that might enable miscreants to access the compromised user’s devices. While this flaw has not been exploited as of now, it does pose a threat for VLC users.

As per the firm, this vulnerability allows RCE, unauthorized modification along with disclosure of data. This vulnerability is labeled CVE-2019-13615 and is was detected in the most recent version of VLC Media Player – 3.0.7.1.  

In case VLC media player is still installed on your device, then you may prefer to remove it on a temporary basis as the VideoLAN does not have a patch for the detected flaw. As this vulnerability permits remote code execution, attackers can access your device and do stuff without your permission or knowledge. This flaw can be used to denial-of-service attacks as well.

However, if you have VLC installed on your Mac, then you do not have to worry as only Windows, Linux, and Unix versions are affected.

What can you do?

You should go to the bug’s initial filer’s concept video and download it. Then, play it and check if your VLC media player crashes or not. According to reports, VLC version 3.0.7 underwent crashes. However, it is not necessary that your VLC will crash too.

Moreover, you should take note than VideoLAN states that the bug cannot be reproduced, and it does not crash the media player. The developers of VLC are not happy as they nobody contacted them regarding the security flaw before publishing.

The Register has reported that the crash is caused by a proof-of-concept video which exploits the flaw. But, as per VideoLAN, the crash cannot be reproduced and only works once the feature named Loop Pine is turned on the Windows version of VLC.

You just need to keep an eye on the ChangeLog of VLC and wait for a new version to be released. Also, ensure that you always download the most recent updates for the media player. Open VLC click on Help and select Check for Updates. Also, you should enable the Activate Updates Notifier feature by going to the Settings option in VLC media player. This way, you will get notifications as and when a new version is available.

Bella Williams, an employee currently living in USA and working at a top email service provider company in the day, and a technical writer at night. I am passionate about writing troubleshooting tips, beginner’s guides, news and other articles on varied topics like Ricoh Printer Support, HP Printer Support, Lexmark Printer Support etc.