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    Basically, got a wireless router in my room at uni (it's allowed so please don't chime in with is that allowed) and want to see shared iTunes libraries on the network. If I connect directly to the port, then I can see all the libraries, but connected to my router I can only see computers on the actual network.
    Seems a long shot, but any way I can see the shared libraries on the network through the router?
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    When using a router inside the university's network it's easier to think of the internet as another network.

    That is, when you use a router at home, you're embedding your home network inside the internet. So now, you're embedding your own network inside the Uni network inside the internet. As far as iTunes is concerned, everything past the router is the big wide world, and I don't think you can change that. The only way to make it work AFAIK is if iTunes lets you share over the internet. Perhaps it allows you to manually add a library using an IP address?
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    From memory the iTunes library uses mechanisms that only work on the local network. Putting a router in the middle means you're no longer on the same network as they other machines so you cannot see them. I'm not sure if there is any way to make iTunes work as you want.

    One option might be to see if people could setup a shared folder with music on and then connect to their computer by IP address and look for the shared folder. That should work over your router (unless it's blocking it)
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    Can you not just set up the wireless router as a switch (i.e. disable dhcp in the router)? This will give everything connected to the router Uni assigned ip addresses and hence your computer will be on the university local network as far as iTunes is concerned.

    I think.
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    Can you not just set up the wireless router as a switch (i.e. disable dhcp in the router)? This will give everything connected to the router Uni assigned ip addresses and hence your computer will be on the university local network as far as iTunes is concerned.

    I think.
    Oh thanks, ill have a look into that. I assume switch=no wireless
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    (Original post by rorydaredking)
    Oh thanks, ill have a look into that. I assume switch=no wireless
    Not at all. Wireless should be possible. Turning it into a switch merely means your router is not assigning ip addresses - it just acts as a communication channel instead of doing some management of the network itself. Since wireless is just another communication method, I see no problems...
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    (Original post by Chrosson)
    Not at all. Wireless should be possible. Turning it into a switch merely means your router is not assigning ip addresses - it just acts as a communication channel instead of doing some management of the network itself. Since wireless is just another communication method, I see no problems...
    It will work fine as long as the university doesn't run a one device per person policy. With the way he has it set-up now with NAT, it's masking the other multiple devices. Changing it to a switch will mean those other devices get registered, if the Uni only allows one device per person, only the original device registered will work.

    But, with him saying it's allowed, I don't see a problem.

    OP: What you want to do is go into your router settings and turn off NAT, DHCP and the Firewall.

    This will turn the router into a switch and Access Point, as stated above. You also need to change the way it's connected. I'm assuming you have the router plugged into the wall via the 'Internet' or 'WAN' port on the back, you need to change this to the 'LAN' ports, (should be 4 grouped together).
 
 
 
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