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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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#16
Easiest way to change your ip is if you are running through a router on a cable modem you can go into the router settings and change the mac address. This will usually request a new ip from the ISP, but takes about 15 minutes, and is a pain in the rear just to print a couple extra coupons!
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I'm not sure if its the IP or ID that the other people are talking about. I downloaded the VM software, but have no clue how to use it. I thought someone might have a quick way to do what I wanted, but I was wrong I guess. Lots of people would be amazed at just how valuable coupons are. I won't have to pay for tp, deodorant, shampoo, soap, or other things for months. Printable coupons just makes it more valuable to me, but without them, I could still get mostly what I want, just less of it.
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Yep. Unique PC ID code. Same way "activitation" works.



Nope. No PDFs. I even got a special driver that mimics a standard HP Laserjet, and it refuses to allow printing to it.



Yep. But I have tried vmware with windows trial versions, and has worked. Though it does take a few minutes to get everything setup.
My laser print has a button that allows me to reprint the last job (so it's something the PC wouldn't even know about, and thus neither would their coupon printer). Do you know if it's smart enough not to allow printing to THAT particular kind of printer? Does is maintain some sort of "approved printer list"? Just wondering how smart this thing really is. What stops you from scanning the printed coupons and reprinting?
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My laser print has a button that allows me to reprint the last job (so it's something the PC wouldn't even know about, and thus neither would their coupon printer). Do you know if it's smart enough not to allow printing to THAT particular kind of printer? Does is maintain some sort of "approved printer list"? Just wondering how smart this thing really is. What stops you from scanning the printed coupons and reprinting?
Most of the coupons printed have unique codes, so they can't be used twice. But for the ones without unique codes, then yea. They can't stop you from just taking it to a copier or using the reprint function on the printer.
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My printer will reprint coupons as well. I used to do that until I learned that the stores will not be reimbursed for reprinted copies as they all contain a unique code that can only be reimbursed once. The code also contains information to allow the coupons to be traced to you. Do not reprint the unique code coupons as this constitutes fraud and will cause stores to stop accepting internet coupons.
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Configure your browser to point to a proxy server. Change the proxy address each time you want to print the coupon. Try this list: linly [samair.ru]
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I also think proxy might be the solution.
Try www.hidemyass.com.
Good luck!
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your best bet is going through a proxy site. using a different computer on the same network won't change your IP address, unless you have different internet connections (or have dial-up)...
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Quote from lildaver View Post :
Easiest way to change your ip is if you are running through a router on a cable modem you can go into the router settings and change the mac address. This will usually request a new ip from the ISP, but takes about 15 minutes, and is a pain in the rear just to print a couple extra coupons!
It takes about ten seconds for my router to get a new ip. My current router has DD-WRT on it. Before that, I used a Dlink without any third party software, and even that took about two minutes tops.

But I would avoid coupons.com at all cost. To give up so much privacy for coupons worth a couple of bucks is hardly worth it.
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Proxy servers don't work.

More on the difficulties in circumventing Coupons Inc. print limits:

Quote from shanecrow99 View Post :
You make a good point about using a VM. However, it will not work. You are still using the same external IP and MAC address as the machine hosting the VM. Plus there are some checks that Coupons.com's software will perform to see if it is being run on a VM or not. If it sense's a VM then it will refuse to print coupons. At least, that is what I have been told.

Leftnotright is correct when he said that Coupons.com's software looks at your external IP and MAC address to determine your "unique ID" number. It actually goes a few steps further. It looks at your motherboard manufacturer, your BIOS revision, your OS, your hard drive manufacturer, and your network card. All of those things are looked at to determine your "unique ID". That is why even if you were to wipe your hard drive and reinstall your OS, you still cannot print multiples because your hardware profile never changed and will still have the same "unique ID" number.
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