Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2012 3:01 AM (in response to raspberryaddiction)
Is your Mac on a WiFi network or Ethernet?
It needs to be on WiFi for the location feature to work as that is how it triangulates the position - using the known location of nearby WiFi networks.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2012 3:09 AM (in response to Julian Wright)
Yep that was it;was using ethernet; all fixed now. So does that mean if its stolen; and the thief uses an ethernet cable instead of WIFI the computer can't be located? Thats ridiculous....
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2012 3:16 AM (in response to raspberryaddiction)
How else do you propose the computer's location is detected? Unlike iPhones, computers do not have GPS in them, and Ethernet networks cannot be detected wirelessly.
You're are limited by the laws of physics and the available technology. Even Apple can't overcome those.
If the computer is stolen all the thief needs to do is wipe it before connecting the the internet. There's nothing that a determined and tech savvy thief cannot bypass, one way or another.