# The Importance Of Choosing The Appropriate NETWORK LOCATION A Network Connection In Windows 7

Simply put, the importance of choosing the appropriate Network Location for a network you are connect to is because your security will be greatly affected if you don’t. This is because Network Location is a profile that includes a collection of network and sharing settings that Windows will applied to the network you are connected to.

This means that, the Firewall and security settings which Windows will apply to a network you are connected to is based on the network location you choose for that network.  Features such as file and printer sharing, network discovery and other features are activated or deactivated by Windows due to the network location you choose.

The Bottom Line
By you choosing the appropriate network location for the active network you connect to, will help Windows to ensure that your computer is always set to the appropriate security level.