IP address for stolen macbook

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lechic12, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. lechic12 macrumors newbie

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    My laptop was stolen last week (I just received my new one not too long ago). I have the IP address of my stolen one...is there any way I can somehow trace it to where my old laptop is? Or do anything to get any information?
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    The ip is not like a VIN number, it's just an address. When it was at your home it used your address, wherever it is now it's using a new address.

    If you have the serial number you could report it to the appropriate authorities but I highly doubt it will come up ever again.
     
  3. lechic12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. nigameash macrumors 6502

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    ip addresses cant help but if you had the mac address, you could prolly track it down
     
  5. lechic12 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. sidewinder macrumors 68020

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    How?????????

    The MAC address is only known on the local physical net. So, unless you can get on the same physical network as the laptop, you are out of luck.

    S-
     
  7. TechieJustin macrumors 6502

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