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Diomedes

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Oct 5, 2004
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My partner and I just bought a house, and we had Comcast install one cable modem for each of us. He has his printer shared, but I cannot see it - in fact, I cannot even see his PowerMac at all! Will I have to do a manual connect to use his printer? I thought Rendezvous was supposed to eliminate hassles like that.
 

Lacero

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Jan 20, 2005
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Did you go to Sharing in Preferences, and turned on Personal File Sharing, Remote Login and Printer Sharing?
 

CanadaRAM

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How exactly do you have the machines wired?

With one cable modem each, do you also have a hub or router, or is each machine connected directly to its own cable modem?

Hope they aren't charging you for two accounts... The most usual way of going about this is to have one cable modem, and share the connection among the two machines with a Cable/DSL gateway (also called a router) that has, typically, 4 Ethernet jacks on it. This creates an in-house network and allows for file and printer sharing.

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jcgerm

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Diomedes said:
My partner and I just bought a house, and we had Comcast install one cable modem for each of us. He has his printer shared, but I cannot see it - in fact, I cannot even see his PowerMac at all! Will I have to do a manual connect to use his printer? I thought Rendezvous was supposed to eliminate hassles like that.
If you both have your own cable modem, then you both have public IP's so you won't be able to see his computer at all. I'd suggest returning one of the cable modems and buying a router. Then you'll be sharing one public IP and have your own private network where you'll be able to see his computer (and printer) on the network.
 

mgargan1

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Feb 22, 2003
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jcgerm said:
If you both have your own cable modem, then you both have public IP's so you won't be able to see his computer at all. I'd suggest returning one of the cable modems and buying a router. Then you'll be sharing one public IP and have your own private network where you'll be able to see his computer (and printer) on the network.
I second that... that's why you're not able to share printers, cause you're not on the same network.
 

crees!

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Jun 14, 2003
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Diomedes said:
My partner and I just bought a house, and we had Comcast install one cable modem for each of us. He has his printer shared, but I cannot see it - in fact, I cannot even see his PowerMac at all! Will I have to do a manual connect to use his printer? I thought Rendezvous was supposed to eliminate hassles like that.
One cable modem for each of you. You guys are getting shafted! I have one modem for my entire house. Like others said, return one modem. Have them credit your account. Go buy a router. Hook the cable modem into the router then the computers into the router and you're good to go. Then you should be able to see each other. Whoever Comcast had to install your junx should be fire for screwin' you over. But then again... that's more $ for them.
 

ravenvii

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Mar 17, 2004
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My cable company insisted on doing the same thing - one cable modem for each computer. They said it's not allowed to have more than one computer on one cable modem. Well what did I do? I just said "okay one computer will have internet access then". They put it in, then after they left, I added a router, and gave internet access to all 4 computers in the house. They don't have a clue.
 

HiRez

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Raven VII said:
My cable company insisted on doing the same thing - one cable modem for each computer. They said it's not allowed to have more than one computer on one cable modem. Well what did I do? I just said "okay one computer will have internet access then". They put it in, then after they left, I added a router, and gave internet access to all 4 computers in the house. They don't have a clue.
Blood-sucking scum. I used to think Microsoft was the problem with the world, now I think cable companies have taken over the title as the most evil monopolies on Earth.
 
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