Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

enter image description here

My laptop detects these people when I turn on my Windows Media Player. I guess these are the people connected to the same ISP as I am.

How do I block them ??

Note: I can actually open their libraries and play what they have. Which, the other way around, is a breach of my privacy

share|improve this question
3  
Are you using public wifi of some sort? I used to see this when I used iTunes and airport wifi, where people would be sharing their libraries. I'd imagine that Media Player has some way to disable sharing, just like iTunes does. – ernie Jun 21 '13 at 18:23
    
@ernie No , I am not. I have a cable connection via RJ45 :) I found the solution though :) – Little Child Jun 21 '13 at 18:25
    
Just turn off Network Discovery – Ramhound Jun 21 '13 at 18:37

I believe you can solve this issue by disabling the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service from Services.msc.

That service is what shares your music and (what I believe) probes the network for other devices to share music with.

share|improve this answer

Click on File -> Work Offline. That way your Media Player goes off the grid

share|improve this answer

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .