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how can i print more than 2 coupons from my computer? external hard drive?

riverview9 37 February 19, 2009 at 05:00 PM in Laptops
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i have a laptop and my brother said if i had an external hard drive it would be like having a separate computer so couldn't i get a cheap external hard drive and have only my printers driver and internet explorer on it and print coupons as if i was a whole new computer. i've done a search and can't find the answer. i hope this doesn't get deleted for being a shady question
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LOL! No.
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No, it wouldn't work that way.

If the place only allows one per IP, then only one person in the house would be able to print (as there is only one IP in the household). If it is per MAC address, each computer has their own.

When you go to print, just tell it to print multiple..
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Try posting this in "The Lounge" Forum Smilie.

There are alot of nice ppl in there that can give you the answer that you are looking for.

Good Luck!
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Quote from darkcirca View Post :
No, it wouldn't work that way.

If the place only allows one per IP, then only one person in the house would be able to print (as there is only one IP in the household). If it is per MAC address, each computer has their own.

When you go to print, just tell it to print multiple..
You shouldn't tell it to print multiple. Each coupon has a unique identifier on it and using it more than once is coupon fraud.
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we have a couple of lap tops (running windows) and a couple of pc's in the house. i can get 2 bricks coupons off of each one -- all with unique codes. i don't know if it would work with an external hard drive, though. we have one of those as well, but i never thought to try. i don't think it will work, however.
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Quote from darkcirca View Post :
No, it wouldn't work that way.

If the place only allows one per IP, then only one person in the house would be able to print (as there is only one IP in the household). If it is per MAC address, each computer has their own.

When you go to print, just tell it to print multiple..


If you have more than one computer in your house, each one has a seperate IP address, therefore you can print from each computer. Printing multiples does not work because with most Qs your printer dialog box doesn't come up.
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Quote from darkcirca View Post :
No, it wouldn't work that way.

If the place only allows one per IP, then only one person in the house would be able to print (as there is only one IP in the household). If it is per MAC address, each computer has their own.

When you go to print, just tell it to print multiple..
no thats wrong. i have a desktop my wife has a laptop and we use the same router and i can print two coupons from my computer and two from hers. the coupon security looks at you motherboard,operating system and isp to recognize your computer. each computer has its own isp address making it possible to print multiple coupons. im not sure if an external hardrive would fool the security since it would share the operating system of the machine it is hooked up to

to tell it to print multiples doesnt work most of the time because of the more sofisticated security the coupon companys are using (bricks,smartsource,coupons.com)
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Quote from DriverDan View Post :
LOL! No.
Quote from darkcirca View Post :
No, it wouldn't work that way.

If the place only allows one per IP, then only one person in the house would be able to print (as there is only one IP in the household). If it is per MAC address, each computer has their own.

When you go to print, just tell it to print multiple..
Yes it would work that way. The Bricks/SmartSource program does not look at your IP or MAC address. It pulls a hardware ID from your motherboard, your PC Name, and the date/time your Windows was installed.

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If you have more than one computer in your house, each one has a seperate IP address, therefore you can print from each computer. Printing multiples does not work because with most Qs your printer dialog box doesn't come up.
Kinda, each has their own INTERNAL IP address, but the external one (ie: the one routing to the internet) is the same. Doesn't matter, Bricks or SmartSource doesn't even look at the IP address. And you shouldn't be telling the printer to print multiples anyways, since each one will have the same ID code...and your store will only get reimbursed for 1 with the same code.

In the end, both systems can be fooled to print more than 2 coupons with unique codes. NO I will not share the secret. After all, once the secret is out, the trick will be patched and it will be even harder to print coupons on one machine!

The best way to get multiples is to go to a library, friends house, college computer lab (most of these systems are unlocked and you'll be able to install the coupon printer just fine).....

-Derek-
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Quote from tater28 View Post :
If you have more than one computer in your house, each one has a seperate IP address, therefore you can print from each computer. Printing multiples does not work because with most Qs your printer dialog box doesn't come up.

I personally don't print out a lot of coupons, so I do not look at how the register each. It's fraud if you pull up 2 for one machine anyway, if it is one per person (or one per household).

Also..

Each computer will have a separate private IP to your router, but when the router goes external, it has one IP. Depending on your provider, you often have the same IP for some time. Your desktop may be 192.168.1.10 and your laptop may be 192.168.1.12, but when it leaves and goes out to the provider, it's under one IP.

Private IPs are not route-able and will not give you identity on the internet.
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Not many coupons say one per person or household.

-Derek-
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Quote from alanisrox69 View Post :
Not many coupons say one per person or household.

-Derek-
But the coupon itself is unique. If they wanted you to be able to print more than one, there would not be a limit in the software itself. Stop trying to circumvent the software, you're ruining printable coupons by doing so. Too many stores have started rejected printables due to fraud!
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hmmm well i'm jealous as i don't know derek's secret, but oh well. Smilie as my husband says, I dont need to know EVERYTHING all the time.
as for being able to print multiples (with diff codes) ruining printable coupons? I'm not buyin' it...
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Quote from cheapsk8mom View Post :
hmmm well i'm jealous as i don't know derek's secret, but oh well. Smilie as my husband says, I dont need to know EVERYTHING all the time.
as for being able to print multiples (with diff codes) ruining printable coupons? I'm not buyin' it...
Multiples with diff codes = okay.
Multiples with same codes = not okay.
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I found out that you CAN print more than 2 of the same coupon. First I printed 2 of the $1 off Suave body wash (http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?sduid=411212&t=1194595). I tried to print more but it won't work. Then I went onto my other PC and installed the coupon printing software and print it, and it WORKS!

It looks like the software keeps a serial number/cookie of each coupon. So this has nothing to do with IP address in anyway.

This would make sense because let say you work at a big company, and while you're there, you decided to print a coupon, but you don't know who else that is in that building (sharing the same IP address) printed it before.

Don't abuse coupons! You'll ruin it for everyone.
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