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# 29420 6-Jan-2009 17:51
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Long story short, my girlfriends flat was broken into, her flatmate's laptop was stolen and some of my things. If on the off chance they get through his password, is there anyway to see if they use the wireless? This is on the remote possibility that they are local, as there are some unsavories living nearby. I have admin access through a desktop that was not taken

And if anyone see's a cheap Tissot watch and an ipod classic full off 90's grunge and 70's rock, let me know...

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  # 187860 6-Jan-2009 19:22
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Sorry to hear of your loss ...

Depending on your router, then you will be able to check the DHCP leases, and [possibly] see when the last lease was acquired.  It is a bit of a long shot, as in likelyhood, the laptop will be miles away.

 


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  # 190084 16-Jan-2009 23:44
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And accessing their router will probably involve breaking their firewall... but if you can see a DHCP lease you might be able to confirm its yours if you know the MAC address.




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  # 190119 17-Jan-2009 08:42
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webwat: And accessing their router will probably involve breaking their firewall...

Ohhhh ... I read that somewhat different (maybe I was half asleep at the time ...

What I *read* was whether one could tell if the laptop was connecting back to the original Wifi (i.e. router at the place of the burglary).  Which would double suck, thieving so-and-sos coming back for bandwidth :-(

 


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