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who knows how to find a computer through the mac adress!!!S:O:S:

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Can i find a stllen computer through the mac adress, is it possible????Rea lly important to me. Thank u.
Looking forward to know the answer
Jul 9 '07 #1
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pbmods
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Heya, ebaxx. Welcome to TSDN!

I'm going to go ahead and move this thread to the Networking forum, where one of our resident Experts will be more likely to see it.

While your system's MAC address is (for all intensive purposes) unique, it is generally not broadcast. You might be able to get this information if you were on a computer that was on the same network as the stolen one, and if you had administrator access to the local router.

Perhaps your ISP can initiate a trace.
Jul 9 '07 #2
sicarie
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I believe the only way the MAC would be of use is to verify that it was yours (if it was found on an online auction site or something), but I do not believe there is any way to trace the MAC specifically.
Jul 9 '07 #3
Rabbit
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Well.. if you were able to somehow set up every router everywhere to forward broadcasts and the stolen computer was connected to the internet I suppose it would be possible to find the segment the computer was on. Assuming they didn't switch out the NIC. They have lojack for computers now.
Jul 9 '07 #4
theother73
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http://www.absolute.co m/computracecompl ete/how-computracecompl ete-works.asp

check out the link above, obviously you would need the sw installed prior to the laptop being stolen ;-)
Jul 10 '07 #5
ume2999
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Can i find a stllen computer through the mac adress, is it possible????Rea lly important to me. Thank u.
Looking forward to know the answer
go to cmd
ipconfig/all

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . :
Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . :
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . :
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . :
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-EA-9F-94-06
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :

physical address is a mac address ok............. ....
Jul 11 '07 #6
Rabbit
12,516 Recognized Expert Moderator MVP
go to cmd
ipconfig/all

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . :
Primary DNS Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . :
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . :
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . :
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Eth
ernet NIC
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-0F-EA-9F-94-06
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :

physical address is a mac address ok............. ....
That would work if they had their computer... except it got stolen and they want to track it down.
Jul 11 '07 #7

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