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My Daughters Laptop Was Stolen At Ohio State Last Year


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#1 Junktrunk

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 11:39 AM

Looks like police have developed a great resource for parents and students alike. I have a attached a PCWORLD article I recently read.

http://blogs.pcworld.com/tipsandtweaks/archives/003279.html

They have done a great job.

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 11:52 AM

Anything that helps in the recovery is a great idea.Thanks for the link :thumbsup:
Like they say "It's only yours till somebody else wants it"

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:52 PM

Yeah, what dstm said. I'd gladly pay a couple of extra bucks to add some chance of getting my laptop back if it was stolen. I don't own a laptop, but if i did, i'd love it....

Have they figured out how to actually lo-jack a laptop yet.....? lol

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:55 PM

Have they figured out how to actually lo-jack a laptop yet.....? lol

Yes.... http://www.lojackforlaptops.com/

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 12:58 PM

Looks like police have developed a great resource for parents and students alike. I have a attached a PCWORLD article I recently read.

http://blogs.pcworld.com/tipsandtweaks/archives/003279.html

They have done a great job.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 12:18 AM

A simple format would ruin the lojack software.
They make these GPS devices. You could prob. fit one somewhere on your laptop and use its power and it would work better.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 03:54 PM

Just a notion
Couldn't one give the IP address to the police. They then find the owner of the IP range. Contact the ISP.Then monitor the address for use and location. (Using thr Whois service somewhere along the way).
Is this a possibility?

Edited by boopme, 02 January 2007 - 03:56 PM.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 09:52 PM

boopme if I am correct I don't think that would work because an IP isn't assigned to a computer necessarily... but to the modem example that is using it...

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 12:50 PM

Yes I know. Actually meant to include the MAC address. Was thinking, that the IP range is owned by someone. Then they could with the ISP 's help track that usage and time to the MAC/IP and household.. Still guessing. I know a Mac can be traced locally.
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