View Full Version : Old "New" Macbook Air?

Aug 9, 2013, 01:40 AM
I've had my 11" 2013 MBA for a good month or so and I've realized certain things that make me think my new CTO MBA maybe have not been so new.

First off, after installing Steam I was asked to verify the computer's name and it was automatically named "Greg-PC". Now this was bizarre since the first I installed Steam on my old make it was named "NEW-HOST".

Now today I was messing with my Wifi setting after having a few connectivity/speed issues I decided to mess with the advanced settings and noticed my NET BIOS was also named "Greg-PC".

Is it safe to assume my new CTO MBA may not have been as new as I thought?

Aug 9, 2013, 06:11 AM
Did you buy it from Apple? Sounds like you might have bought it from a reseller who forgot to wipe the drive on a return. Was it cello-wrapped or in an open box? Bring it back to whomever you bought it from. Not much else you an do at this point.

Aug 9, 2013, 07:42 AM
Maybe you're just pulling down the hostname from the last person who had your IP address?

Aug 9, 2013, 08:48 AM
I'd be more outraged that the name contains the word "PC" in it. :D
Sounds half-refurbished to me.

Aug 9, 2013, 09:13 AM
Nope I purchased directly through Apple. It weird thing is my computer's name was also Gregs-PC. I'll assume the NETBIOS name of "Gregs-PC" is the name that was associated with the ip address I'm currently using for my router or network.

Aug 9, 2013, 09:45 AM
Oh, man, what are the odds that I would find my missing Air on here????

As it turned out, I had sent my brand new machine back to Apple due to a . .

Oops, just kidding ; )