6120 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2008 8:02 AM by varjak paw
Having experienced this in Bangkok with tracking software, the chances of this turning up and tracking it on what you have are mighty slim. Pretty much the onlu way, IMO, is monitoring of second had markets and online sales databases. It does happen (one guy here had a MacBook stolen and the thief advertised it online, so the owner offered to buy it), but the chances are almost zero.
Sorry, I'm certainly sympathetic to your loss, but it's going to be impossible to track your computer across the Internet, even if you had the MAC address. Such information just can't be sifted out of the mass of information on the Internet, even if the system would happen to be on line when you went to search. The US FBI with their supercomputers sifting the Internet might be able to spot the MAC address, but locating the system from the IP address would be difficult and a time-consuming proposition in the US. You'd need the cooperation of various ISPs and agencies and that's hard enough here. It's going to be practically impossible in China.
I think you just have to count the MBP as gone and move forward.