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Changing IP address to print more coupons???

freebiesheaven 21 December 16, 2008 at 08:00 PM
I'm wanting to be able to print more coupons, instead of getting the "you have reach your printing limit" message. I know that I can hook up other pc's to this printer, but that is a hassle. I'm assuming that each pc has its own IP address, so if this is true, how do I change the IP address on my computer that IS hooked up to the printer???

Thanks.
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What site is this in reference to?

Try clearing your cookies or switching to a different browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari...)

If it truly is tied to IP address you need to understand the difference between LAN and WAN IPs. I'm assuming you have multiple computers that share the same internet connection. These computers have unique LAN IP addresses. But to the outside world they will look the same ala your one WAN IP address.

Does the mystery site you're referring to require you to login? If it does you'll need to create another account.

Long story short, in the unlikely event that whatever your talking about is actually tied to your public (wan) ip your SOL unless you go to a coffee shop etc. Otherwise switch browsers/clear cookies. You could also print to pdf on another computer and the print the pdf from the computer that's hooked up to the printer. http://pdfcreator.sf.net
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Changing browsers doesn't work. Usually, the coupons are from Bricks. Once I print from another computer the allowed number of coupons (2 usually), then I can't print anymore.
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Do the coupons print out unique serial or barcode? If not, print to a pdf printer and then you can print the pdf file.
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Proxy. Tor.

Proxy might not be your best bet, since a lot of IP checkers blacklist popular servers.

http://www.freeproxy.ru/en/free_proxy/howuse.htm
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bricks coupons give your PC a unique ID . so everytime you try to print it check your ID if you already print them or not .

i think the ID depends on your motherboard model/dvd drive ..etc

nobody found out how to remove the ID or change it .

so dont waste your time .

even if you Format your PC and download new windows . your will have the same message.
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Do the coupons print out unique serial or barcode? If not, print to a pdf printer and then you can print the pdf file.
Agreed! The easiest way to go.

Quite useful as well.
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Quote from freebiesheaven View Post :
Changing browsers doesn't work. Usually, the coupons are from Bricks. Once I print from another computer the allowed number of coupons (2 usually), then I can't print anymore.
Yep. Unique PC ID code. Same way "activitation" works.

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Do the coupons print out unique serial or barcode? If not, print to a pdf printer and then you can print the pdf file.
Nope. No PDFs. I even got a special driver that mimics a standard HP Laserjet, and it refuses to allow printing to it.

Quote from evantheking View Post :
bricks coupons give your PC a unique ID . so everytime you try to print it check your ID if you already print them or not .

i think the ID depends on your motherboard model/dvd drive ..etc

nobody found out how to remove the ID or change it .

so dont waste your time .

even if you Format your PC and download new windows . your will have the same message.
Yep. But I have tried vmware with windows trial versions, and has worked. Though it does take a few minutes to get everything setup.
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You ever think maybe they only want you printing 1-2 coupons for a reason and cheating the system is hard because it's cheating the system? bulb
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go here http://www.benedelman.org/news/082807-1.html

he also has a way to co0mpletely remove it.
They can go as far as giving your HDD an id.
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After reading how these coupon gizmos work, it makes me wonder if you could workaround these limitations using a virtual machine, or even Sandboxie.

In the case of Sandboxie, ALL changes to your system are sandboxed and easily removed once you clean/delete the sandbox. So if the coupon generator depends on any form of persistence, it's not going to work. If it also uses some sort of unique ID generated from hardware components (similar to activation), then I wonder what would happen in the case of a VM where the hardware is virtualized (i.e., presumably there are no unique identifiers, or if the VM provides them, they probably can even be altered -- I know for a fact Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 lets you spoof your network MAC address very easily).

Anyway, since I don't use these coupons, I've never bothered to investigate possible avenues for thwarting the system. But if I was interested, these are definitely some of the angles I would consider.
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vm should work, you just need rollback changes ... something like this start vm ... install ... print coupon, rollback vm ... install ... print coupon ... you got the idea ... looks like a lot of work ... also you can try to create windows restore point before setup and restore your pc
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I have never used a VM or virtual machine. I downloaded one, but its not as easy as you state. More instructions would be helpful. But thanks so far.
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vm should work, you just need rollback changes ... something like this start vm ... install ... print coupon, rollback vm ... install ... print coupon ... you got the idea ... looks like a lot of work ... also you can try to create windows restore point before setup and restore your pc
that won't work on in most cases. Reason being that the "virtual system" is still the same. So the unique machine ID generated is still the same. They check the ID against their database.

But there are lots of coupon places that don't have this in place and this will work perfectly fine.
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that won't work on in most cases. Reason being that the "virtual system" is still the same. So the unique machine ID generated is still the same. They check the ID against their database.

But there are lots of coupon places that don't have this in place and this will work perfectly fine.
Care to elaborate on where this WOULD be useful, if not with coupons.
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