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Use 40 or 56-bit Encryption File Sharing Connections

Use 40 or 56-bit Encryption File Sharing Connections in Windows 7

  1. Open Control Panel in the Start Menu.
  2. Open Network and Sharing Center in the Control Panel.

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    Note: If Network and Sharing Center is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  3. Select Change advanced sharing settings in the left column of the Network and Sharing Center.

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  4. Expand the network you want to enable 40 or 56-bit file sharing encryption on by clicking the down arrow on the right of the profile.

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    Note: It’s usually the profile labeled current profile.

  5. Select Enable file sharing for devices that use 40- or 56-bit encryption and then click Save changes.

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