Just got my Powerbook back from repair....

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by imac9556, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. imac9556 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004
    I just got my powerbook back from repair from the Apple Retail Store. I noticed something weird, they added a new "profile" for my network settings using the modem. It connects to this 1800 number, with the user id: mac and I don't know the password. (It was already filled it)
    When I tried to connect, it connects to the internet with a 1800 number!
    What internet service is this? Some internal Apple repair center modem service or something?

    Thanks again,
    Paul :)
  2. rhpenguin macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2003
    London, Ontario
  3. jared_kipe macrumors 68030


    Dec 8, 2003
    Oh man, you should try to get that password, I know a friend of mine who is so poor dialup is expensive for him. That would be pretty good for his mac mini.
  4. trailblazer macrumors member

    Aug 27, 2004
    dont give your friend the password.
    dialup is cheap as chips.
  5. Cybernanga macrumors regular

    Oct 27, 2004
    Essex, United Kingdom
    For purely informational purposes:

    In the days of OS 9, you could copy the pref's file for dialup settings to another machine, and use an account without seeing the password. No idea if it works in X though
  6. inlimbo macrumors 6502

    Jan 29, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    It should be easy to figure out the password. Just work backwards. Backspace the last letter of the password and try a letter (e.g. a then b then c etc...) until it connects. Its an 1800 number so its free so it wont cost u test it out. And just keep working backwards to u crack it.

    Lucky you!
  7. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

    Dr. Dastardly

    Jun 26, 2004
    I live in a giant bucket!
    Hey thats one of the more simpilar and brillant ideas I have heard in a while.
  8. imac9556 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 12, 2004
    lol thanks everyone for the replies. I tried checking my Keychain in the utilities folder and it didn't show any password for the connection. I guess I better not format or delete out that location with the free mac internet... Its strange though, the user name was mac, maybe it could be some Apple internet service provider? :) just a thought

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