Wireless service tracking info

Dell Latitude d600
April 8, 2009 at 09:23:58
Specs: Windows XP
I have a problem with stalking...someone has put a cardbus NIC into my OLD desktop Dell latitude 600, how can I find out what service is handling the wireless service...hence the person tracking me? since i'm being tracked, and all emails are not secure, please all XXX-XXX-XXXX ask for Bunny, Thanks

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#1
April 8, 2009 at 09:37:22
Bunny, NEVER EVER put your phone number into any posts, you are looking for lots of prank calls and possibly other stalkers. You may want to PM Justin Weber and ask him to remove that post or at least remove your number.

As far as your problem goes, is it YOUR PC where the card was placed?
"my OLD desktop Dell latitude 600"
Your post is a bit confusing.

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#2
April 8, 2009 at 13:17:08
Hello, thanks for the rapid response, as to the phone number, even that can be thwarted as it is a skype number. To the computer, yes it is mine, I bot it used, only had cd rom drive.

I had it throughly checked out and windows xp put on it by a friend who is a computer whiz....I am NOT...anyway....he is unavailable, ill, quite.
I've had a lot of technical problems, of every facet...my stalker is quite clever. Now, my old laptop has a lan card on the inside...whenever i try to use the computer, and I have reloaded xp more times than i care to count...I always have a shadow xp program running...when I try to shut the computer off...a message comes up, you can not turn the computer off as another xp program is running....this is how I discoved someone has ....graciously....put a wireless lan card in the computer. I've been told these cards are not serialized or trackable by purchase, so I thought if i could find out who was paying for the wireless service...by tracking...I might have some information of value...for the police....thanks for your help again.


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#3
April 8, 2009 at 13:28:45
so which pc are we talking about with the problem, the laptop or the desktop?
this is how I discoved someone has ....graciously....put a wireless lan card in the computer.
are you meaning laptop?

There are ways to delete everything on a HD, one way is to use DBan:
http://www.dban.org/
That will totally wipe the drive and then you can install XP.


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#4
April 8, 2009 at 13:53:39
Hello again, this is a laptop, dell lattitude 600...old...even though it is now...wireless, I cannot access the internet, in fact can't even add programs as my "monitor" if you will prevents it.

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#5
April 8, 2009 at 14:14:32
Hello again, wiping the disk clean will not fix the problem as it is accessible by whoever installed the wireless card...what I hope to accomplish, is to find out who installed the card, by finding out who is paying for the wireless service...if that makes sense...I can put a real person relating to the "crime". thanks again

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#6
April 8, 2009 at 14:39:47
Wow ! sound's more like paranoia to me but let me explain a little, if a tech installed a wireless card then even the best wireless cards can only send out a signal of 500--1000 feet give or take a few feet. so if someone is hacking in to your system its going to be a neighbor, if you feel theirs a card in your system that port forwarders your info to a hacker there way around that ! for a card to do that after you format a harddrive would be a neat trick. i would say he would have to solider in a some kind of bios chip that would reload code's,drivers,software. each time it reboots.
Basicly if you format your c drive your fears are gone,
if you don't think that will work pull the card install another for uder $50. iam not a computer whiz far from it so back me up people if am right if not were all in trouble.



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#7
April 8, 2009 at 16:02:54
Actually...it is a neighbor, and yes, my home is repeatedly broken into..so back to the question...is there a way to determine what company is being used to provide the service, if so how?

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#8
April 8, 2009 at 16:17:57
just a question, are you running your wireless off the neighbors router or do you have your own modem and wireless router at your house?


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#9
April 8, 2009 at 16:28:17
Ok, here's the deal..I am an idiot about computers...don't know squat...just how to use the programs I need...NOTHING TECHNICAL...like routers etc...my laptop started acting weird, like no control of mouse, anything...so as my ill friend said..start investigating, on one of many attempts to reload xp, found this thing called cardbus Nic in the boot sequence, when I looked up the definition...and looked up the specs at Dell, it didn't have one of those, the company I bot it from didn't install it, I didn't install it....but now I have one...I have never attempted to use the laptop online...only bot it as a "virtual typewriter", I've had 3 desktops destroyed....data encrypted whatever that is...finally they just wouldn't even power up...it's a easy trick to pull on a computer non-geek!!!

BUT...is there a way to track what company is being used to supply the wireless service....thus tracking via computer tag, the person who whistfully spends the money to track me?


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#10
April 8, 2009 at 16:38:26
you didn't answer my question. Are you paying for an internet provider so you can access wireless internet?
What I'm asking is....WHERE are you getting your wireless sygnal from?


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#11
April 8, 2009 at 16:40:48
That is question....no I do not have internet service....I am using a friends computer, staying at a friends because of the nightmare at my home...

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#12
April 8, 2009 at 16:51:54
well, if you have no internet service, then no-one can spy on your laptop. They need internet for that. In your origional post you said :
>>>since i'm being tracked, and all emails are not secure<<<

Edit: another thing you said was:
>>>I have never attempted to use the laptop online...only bot it as a "virtual typewriter",<<<

So if you have never been online you have no worries as far as I can tell.

Sorry, that is really confusing.


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#13
April 8, 2009 at 16:57:40
At the beginning of this saga, I had several email acccounts, all compromised, this, the destruction of the desktops were the beginning, we are here now, and I don't mean to sound as stupid as I am,..but there's no getting around that. I have always enjoyed computers...as most people do, without having the technical expertise of "knowing" how they function...but now, I must begin to get it...hence my question. I do know who...not the how...or how to trace to prove the crimes.

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#14
April 8, 2009 at 17:04:50
well sorry, but unless you are online with that laptop, YOU are the only user and you have all your privacy.

If you are asking how to find out WHO your neighbour's internet provider is, unless you know someone who knows him, or you have been in his house to find out that info, sorry to say, I think you are at a loss.


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#15
April 8, 2009 at 17:11:50
Well, that is the issue, i am not in his house...yet I do not have the luxury of privacy, as I said I now have wireless internet on a laptop that didn't have the remote capability of it as it had no cardbus NIC installed, is there a service that could "inspect the card" or machine and find out the provider? Say from the service tag. Yes, I intend on having the card removed, but...wouldn't there be some way to find out what company now is being used to provide that wireless internet service? Thats the bottom line, otherwise, out comes the card and that is that...Again thank you for your responses. Bunny

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#16
April 8, 2009 at 17:20:21
I understand the "confusion", let me go further, I recently remodeled my home top to bottom, and this included the electrical wiring, which runs through the attic. A blue modem wire was discovered. Cameras, found....

a lot of tampering, and this is an old house....25 years old, no wiring of that nature existed before the house was purchased 10 years ago, that is the issue with the card....it's internal, not external, or even I would have noticed, as with the wiring. This activity began when my parents died and there is an UGLY probate going on....I could give a rats ass about the money, but my life and property, including one dog being killed....matter.

Thus my interest in being able to track the service provider via the machine tag. Is it possible to do? Thanks again


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#17
April 8, 2009 at 17:27:12
Bunny, A wireless card does not mean that there is an existing wireless connection. Many companies can supply wireless services, but your card did NOT come with a provider. You have to pay for one.

If someone put a wireless card into your laptop, it does not mean that he or she has bought internet access with the card. Remember, you HAVE to be online for someone to get access to your laptop.

In other words, unless you buy a modem and wireless router for your place or go to a place like the library or restaurants that give free wireless access, you cannot get on-line.

Edit: your machine tag means nothing if the person installed the card on his/her own.


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#18
April 8, 2009 at 17:37:54
Ok, that makes sense, I've also tried to limit access by attempting to stop some of the "services", as I have found that the Remote sevices have the election of checking a "NT" authority, accompanied by a password...obviously unable to be read. Once I reload xp, and try to get to services, immediatley...these services are already started, cannot be stopped, with this entity...allowed, and that is immediately after loading xp program, I can't even get spyware, virus protection on the machine...it is blocked....it is a real problem.

Don't get me wrong...I would LOVE to have wireless service, and pay for it, it's the privacy problem. Thanks again


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#19
April 8, 2009 at 18:09:46
A way to get free spyware and free antiviris plus the latest updates, free firewalls etc is to download them to a usb thumbdrive or burn a CD with them on and then install them on your PC.
Then you will be protected for when you get online. You can find lots of good free utilities in the red link of my signature.
Good Luck.

BTW, like I said earlier, you can go to a library, most have free wireless and you can get your critical updates, etc and also get your emails at your leisure.
Good luck with everything Bunny!

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#20
April 8, 2009 at 18:20:22
You're a sweetie, that is an excellent idea, once the card is out, even on my friends computer today, who does have a router with linksys(?) I've had difficulty, like the cursors jumps fields, pages close on their own....just wierd stuff...after researching some other sites, I've changed the local intranet settings....wow, this has made a huge difference, something to do with scripting, and ISS stuff. but now the computer isn't acting up. Does that make sense to you? Like I have disabled a lot of stuff that was enabled...now the computer is working....even this house had been entered while we were out, clothes and money stolen....people with nothing better to do...and well financed. Respond if that does make sense, if not, I thank you for the time you took to respond and wish God's Blessings on you, Bunny

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#21
April 8, 2009 at 19:56:06
No worries on who has the router for your card, they can't do anything while you are off-line.

Wow, sounds like not a very good neighborhood! I'm down in the southern USA and looks like its alot tamer here.
As long as you get good free protection on your laptop you should have no worries getting online.
Good Luck!


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#22
April 8, 2009 at 21:14:36
Hey XP, can't get more Southern than the Heart of Texas, or wilder....some people just get crazy when money hits the scene, especially family, just when you least expect it...and sadly...a lot of people will do things they would never do for money and less...God Bless em all...Turn a crazy Blonde into a....wanna be techie...not really, just wanna be a dumb blonde i use to be....

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