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My Laptop Was Stolen! Need Help Finding It!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bulldog-Designs, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. #1
    Last night when i went to bed, someone broke in and stole my brand new HP laptop. I've been trying to find it by tracing the IP address but havent had any luck on a physical address

    can someone help a fellow dp member out?

    the ip is
    72.188.57.37

    any info will help!
    thanks
    Bulldog Designs!
    SEMrush
     
    Bulldog-Designs, Dec 9, 2007 IP
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  2. w3bmaster

    w3bmaster Notable Member

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    It's like imposible to trace it ...
     
    w3bmaster, Dec 9, 2007 IP
  3. Bulldog-Designs

    Bulldog-Designs Active Member

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    Even if they're online? or get online?

    Is there a way to track anything they may do? online activity? Which Myspace is theres? etc. there has to be away to find these things out.
     
    Bulldog-Designs, Dec 9, 2007 IP
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    dynashox Premium Member Staff

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    Yeah... impossible to trace. Even you can trace the IP..... how will you know the location of the thief right now.
     
    dynashox, Dec 9, 2007 IP
  5. Bulldog-Designs

    Bulldog-Designs Active Member

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    I would guess he'd get online from a wireless router at his home...
     
    Bulldog-Designs, Dec 9, 2007 IP
  6. KingofKings

    KingofKings Banned

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    Hehe... move on man... and how the heck did he steal your labtop while you are sleeping?
     
    KingofKings, Dec 9, 2007 IP
  7. Goran

    Goran Peon

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    #7
    That IP address was the IP at your house. It's probably changed if he's using his own wireless or if hes plugged anywhere else. Out of luck :(

    Maybe try posting banners around your neighborhood saying it was stolen. Put up some pics and offer a reward
     
    Goran, Dec 9, 2007 IP
  8. Bulldog-Designs

    Bulldog-Designs Active Member

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    why is it people are afraid to reveal there ip address because they will get hacked? so if i have My ip address, and i had a hacker, i couldnt find out this dudes Myspace? Yahoo? recent mapquest? etc.???
     
    Bulldog-Designs, Dec 9, 2007 IP
  9. calum

    calum Peon

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    #9
    The IP is useless because if you trace it then it goes back to the internet connection source, which would be your house.

    When the theif connects uses it has his/her home it will get a new IP.

    The MAC Address wont change though, but there is no way of tracing it.

    Do you have insurance for it? If so claim it, and if not then you might be able to claim it on your house insurance if you have any.

    Also if you had any personal details on it such as banking details and passwords then change them straight away.

    Also remember to change any passwords that your web browser save and then also change the password to your email because if you use something like Outlook or Thunderbird then it could save your password and he/she could download your email.

    I managed to claim mine back on my home insurance, to find a week later over £5000 ($10,000) out of my bank because he someone got some of my banking details from it.
     
    calum, Dec 9, 2007 IP
  10. Bulldog-Designs

    Bulldog-Designs Active Member

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    yea i changed all my passwords and canceled my cards (they got alot more than just my laptop).

    so i guess im out of luck.
     
    Bulldog-Designs, Dec 9, 2007 IP
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    soniqhost.com Notable Member

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    sorry to hear that, there are some companies that offer laptop tracking, sort of like a lojack for laptops you may want to look into that.
     
    soniqhost.com, Dec 9, 2007 IP
  12. Bulldog-Designs

    Bulldog-Designs Active Member

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    what about my google toolbar.... would google be able to tell me the new ip address? (if the toolbar is still avtive?)
    what about any other program the startsup automaticaly?
     
    Bulldog-Designs, Dec 9, 2007 IP
  13. Bulldog-Designs

    Bulldog-Designs Active Member

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    or what about my copy of windows vista....can they find that?
     
    Bulldog-Designs, Dec 9, 2007 IP
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    lightstarm2k Well-Known Member

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    Friend, it looks like no hope to get it back :(
     
    lightstarm2k, Dec 9, 2007 IP
  15. allout

    allout Prominent Member

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    Chances are it is lost and gone. If it was a smart thief, he just ran restore to original once he got your information off and all evidence of you are gone. There is a very slim chance of recovering it by tracking it. The only chance is catching the thief with it or evidence left behind. Sorry but I do not think it is a police departments top priority unless you live in a small town with little or no crime.
     
    allout, Dec 9, 2007 IP
  16. Bulldog-Designs

    Bulldog-Designs Active Member

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    I live in a apartment complex, and im almost sure it's someone in there. i think they were young, and they dont know anything about computers, so therefor i think everything will remain the same...

    you say theres a slim chance of tracking it, i need to know what that slim chance is, what is a step in the right direction towards getting back?
     
    Bulldog-Designs, Dec 9, 2007 IP
  17. Blogmaster

    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    sorry to hear that, one of mine was stolen last year in Amsterdam. The loss was far greater than the value of the laptop, all my files and everything was on there.
     
    Blogmaster, Dec 9, 2007 IP
  18. Bulldog-Designs

    Bulldog-Designs Active Member

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    my stolen computer is always logged on to DP. lets say he visits DP at home on his (probably stolen) router. DP will still recognize me but notice a different IP.
    couldnt then i get the ip address?
     
    Bulldog-Designs, Dec 9, 2007 IP
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    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    call the cops, why are you asking on a marketing forum ??
    the ip is easy to change, clearing the cookies will lose any saved login info you had
     
    Brandon Sheley, Dec 9, 2007 IP
  20. Blogmaster

    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    I doubt he will stay on DP if he happens to log in bro
     
    Blogmaster, Dec 9, 2007 IP