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Topic # 139186 30-Jan-2014 13:56
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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
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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
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Many threads on this topic just ignore the location

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 977426 30-Jan-2014 14:03
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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