LocationChanger for Mac

Developer's Description

LocationChanger automatically reconfigures many programs and resources according to IP address, wireless network ID, gateway MAC address, physical location, ISP, or network connection speed. Currently LocationChanger is capable of automatically modifying the following:
  • NFS automounts
  • Privoxy settings
  • host file settings
  • default printer
  • Mail server and account
  • iChat status and services
  • Location setting in Network Preferences
  • proxy status
Additionally, if growl is found, it notifies you of the new IP address, location name, and the hardware device of the new connection. It also contains a security component which send e-mails detailing unrecognized locations. This includes the ability, with apporpriate support software and hardware, to e-mail a picture when an unrecognized location is detected. It also has the option to display your geolocation on a Google Maps webpage.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3

1. added Leopard support
2. added Google Maps option for geolocation
3. added support for Wigle.net geolocation queries on the basis of WiFi scan
4. added support for Network Time Servers
5. bug fix: multi-line Growl announcements fixed
6. removed user configuration of Apple Remote Desktop path (part of OS, and checked for in install)
7. retries acquiring gateway information if unsuccessful (up to 3 times)
8. all output is directed to logfile
9. added support for Leopard iChat (accounts instead of services)
10. bug fix: mutliple Mail.app accounts fixed
11. tries to acquire network mutliple times
12. can identify location according to PPP server
13. eliminated BSSID in GUI (redundant with Gateway Hardware Address)


Release August 26, 2008
Date Added January 4, 2008
Version 1.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements Growl (optional)
Privoxy (optional)
wacaw (optional for iSight)
isightcapture (optional for iSight)
mpack (optional for iSight).
Adium (optional)


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