check with the mac address if a macbook pro is online

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Vasilis, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Vasilis macrumors regular

    Vasilis

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    Hi everybody,

    a couple of weeks ago my macbook pro was stollen. I immediately called the Apple help desk and I informed them about this. The guy that i talked to, told me that I might be able to track the machine through the mac address. Is this possible?

    Thank you
     
  2. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    If you dont have specialist software (such as Hidden) installed before hand, then the answer is likely to be no. (You need something that kicks your MacBook Pros mac address to a server outside whosever local network its on - and you hope it hasnt either been wiped, or just not connected to the internet).
     
  3. Vasilis thread starter macrumors regular

    Vasilis

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    Hi chrismacguy,

    I was afraid that you might say this. Actually, I came to realize how difficult is to track a laptop by the mac address. The good thing is that I also have the serial number, but I do not know if that will help me.
     

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