I recently "upgraded" my dsl internet connection, which required a new modem. I had to call their tech support for assistance in getting everything up and connected. But, the connection is now "public" instead of private. Over the years I've had to do this many times, and they'll always helped me set it up as private. I explained my concerns to the techs and their responses were that the computers are more secure viewing my connection as public because the computers (one wired, others wireless) will automatically turn off any sharing. I have set my sharing and discovery settings to off with the exception of p/w protect. Connection security is WPA2-P/AES and nothing displays in the list when searching for files & folders being shared or shared network folders with the exception of the printer. I've always been under the impression that private was more secure than public. Are my security concerns founded or am I just in old thought processes and the info I've received correct? Everything I've read via the 'Help & Support' sections of the computers (and other places) indicates what the techs told me is true. Advice, please?