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Topic # 139186 30-Jan-2014 13:56 Send private message

I'm in Hamilton, but on our ADSL broadband, the IP is displayed as being in Auckland, so location based advertisements and websites have trouble finding my location, and I have to manually choose Hamilton.

Is this expected behaviour? When I've used other ISPs at friend's houses, they correctly display as Hamilton.

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  Reply # 977423 30-Jan-2014 14:00 Send private message

I would have thought that would be a flaw with the websites that are using the IP alone for detecting your location. I have the same problem though, with some websites detecting me in masterton from my IP, when I am in wellington.

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  Reply # 977424 30-Jan-2014 14:01 Send private message

Many threads on this topic just ignore the location




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  Reply # 977426 30-Jan-2014 14:03 4 people support this post Send private message

Comes down to an admin function as to where the IP is allocated.

My Auckland IP was Christchurch for a long time - only annoying when you go to run a speedtest.

Not much you can do (or need to).

Unless you're looking for SEXY SINGLES IN YOUR AREA...

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  Reply # 977433 30-Jan-2014 14:11 One person supports this post Send private message

wasabi2k: Not much you can do (or need to).

Unless you're looking for SEXY SINGLES IN YOUR AREA...



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  Reply # 977465 30-Jan-2014 14:32 4 people support this post Send private message

IP addresses are assigned to an ISP, not a geographic location.

Blame the dumb advertisers trying to reverse engineer a system..



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  Reply # 977483 30-Jan-2014 14:58 Send private message

sbiddle: IP addresses are assigned to an ISP, not a geographic location.

Blame the dumb advertisers trying to reverse engineer a system..




Steve, They are hacking me. Apparently i live in Grafton??




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Reply # 977489 30-Jan-2014 15:05 One person supports this post Send private message

TimA:
sbiddle: IP addresses are assigned to an ISP, not a geographic location.

Blame the dumb advertisers trying to reverse engineer a system..




Steve, They are hacking me. Apparently i live in Grafton??


Blame the GCSB




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