Can't see shared iTunes through router...

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Fourbin, Jan 9, 2005.

  1. Fourbin macrumors regular

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    I am at a University and I am going through a linksys router that is then plugged into the school's network. When I am directly plugged into the network, the CAT5 directly into my Powerbook, I can see everyones shared music. However, through the router I can only see who is connected to the router or on its wireless. Is there any port forwarding or something I can do to see everyone through the router?
     
  2. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020

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    I'm pretty sure that Rendezvous, which is what iTunes uses to share libraries and playlists, only allows you to browse (and be browsed by) machines on the same subnet.

    Putting a router between you and the school's network physically removes you from that subnet, so I doubt any port-forwarding would do the trick.
     
  3. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Edit: was beat to the punch. See below though.

    You should have the ability to disable DHCP and let the router act only as a hub/AP instead. RTM of your router to figure out how to do this.
     
  4. daveL macrumors 68020

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    kingjr3 is correct. If you disable DHCP on your local router and let the school network supply the IP address for your machine/router, you should be good to go.
     

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